Redknapp: No, Tottenham Hotspur won't make the top four next season

Jamie Redknapp has written off Tottenham Hotspur's 2015/16 campaign already.

Jamie Redknapp has amazingly written off Tottenham Hotspur's 2015/16 season before a ball has even been kicked.

The former midfielder turned pundit believes there is no chance they finish in the top four, despite the previous season ending just this past Sunday, and no transfer business having been confirmed by the club so far.

Speaking to The Mail, Redknapp dismissed Spurs as well as their recruitment policy, adding that fifth place this season flattered them.

Asked if Spurs can make the top four next season he responded: "No. Spurs have taken eight points off the top four this season and although the table looks healthy with them in fifth place, what have they become? They are treading water.

"This is not about my dad and the Champions League quarter-final they had when he was there; this is about driving home the message that their recruitment has been so poor.

"It must improve and Harry Kane must stay."

Redknapp has criticised the club in the past for the way chairman Daniel Levy sacked father Harry Redknapp after he led them to fourth but they still missed out on qualifying for the Champions League, but was keen to claim he was not biased.

His claims about transfers not being up to scratch may have been proved generally correct since Franco Baldini came in, but with new head of recruitment Paul Mitchell in place, brought in from Southampton, the club deserve the benefit of the doubt that they can improve.

12 months on may seem a long time away, but Tottenham have just received the perfect motivation to push on over the course of the summer and ultimately next season. 

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