Patrick Viera looks like next Tottenham Hot Spurs signing
HARRY REDKNAPP is ready to risk infuriating Tottenham fans by signing Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.
Harry Redknapp last night revealed the Frenchman, 33, wants to quit Inter Milan to join him at White Hart Lane.
Redknapp said: “Patrick wants to come to us and that says an awful lot about the man and his character.
“He wants to come here for the challenge not the money, because he would probably earn a third of what he is on at Inter.
“I am very interested in signing him. I don’t know where we are with the deal at the moment, but Patrick is very keen.”
Redknapp’s priority is signing defenders to cover for injured trio Ledley King, Jon Woodgate and Michael Dawson.
And Redknapp has also been trying to land a striker all summer.
But he is also in the market for a defensive midfielder and has no reservations about signing Vieira, who was a hero at Spurs’ bitter North London rivals for a decade.
Asked how Spurs fans would welcome the former Gunners skipper, Redknapp said: “They’d love him.
“He was an Arsenal legend and now he wants to play for us.
“What’s wrong with that? It’s not like he has murdered someone.”