Redknapp wants to bring ex-England star to Birmingham

Amos Gonzales
July 18, 2017

Birmingham didn't sign John Terry because of wages, but surely LA Galaxy's Ashley Cole, Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing and Robbie Keane pose same problem?

Despite all of Keane, Cole and Downing being over 30, former Spurs boss Redknapp has insisted that they still have something to offer for the Championsip side, reports Sky Sports.

Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, though claims little progress has been made in trying to bring the 36-year-old to St Andrew's.

"For me, he was probably the best left-back in the world when he was at Chelsea".

"Someone mentioned him and I thought "that's an interesting player, for sure". When you have a chance to get someone like him, if he's available, he has to be of interest.

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"Robbie Keane is a proper player; a great professional and infectious character". He would be wonderful around the dressing room, showing people how you become a top-class pro for so many years.

The Birmingham Mail quotes him as saying: "There is a lot of work to be done still, we are still way off where I want to be".

"It hasn't really gone anywhere, I just mentioned it someone and like everything it ends up getting out".

Redknapp, who hopes to agree a deal for Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick over the next 24 hours, knows Lennon well and wants to see if the former Tottenham winger will drop to the Championship to boost their promotion prospects. Keane was reported to be on about £56,000-a-week when he was with LA Galaxy - who were also his last club.

Those results saw Birmingham finish two points above the drop and Redknapp understandably is seeking to inject experience as they aim to make a Premier League return.

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