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Ex-Tottenham coach Redknapp on how he responded when Levy told him he could sign Charlie Adam

Harry Redknapp has been recounting a story about his time at Tottenham Hotspur.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has been speaking about his time at the club and specifically his working relationship with chairman Daniel Levy.

While Levy would ultimately fire him in 2012, Redknapp enjoyed a good four year spell in North London, leading the club to the Champions League quarter finals.

Both manager and chairman are known for their transfer dealings, and Redknapp - speaking on BT Sport - has revealed that one deadline day, he was asked by Daniel Levy if he wanted to sign Scottish international Charlie Adam.

His response? Redknapp recounted: "I said I like Charlie, he'd be a good player for us.

He added context, "This is 10 o'clock at night, I said, where are you going to find him? He says, don't know, probably a night club or something or he's out with his mates, he's chasing but just couldn't get it over the line."

The last exchange was likely embellished somewhat, and Levy may well have had indication Adam was up for a move - but in leaving it so late the Spurs chairman clearly left himself with too much to do before the transfer deadline passed.

Charlie Adam went on to become an unpopular figure among Tottenham fans, after twice injuring winger Gareth Bale, including in a pre-season game in the States.

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