After continued speculation over his future at Eastlands, the unsettled forward has been handed a lifeline by the Spurs boss - provided that City pay his wages
The Argentine international has not featured for City since reportedly refusing to come on as a substitute in his side’s Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich, a move which prompted manager Roberto Mancini to declare that Tevez would never play for the Eastlands side again.
Yet it seems that Redknapp is happy to take a risk on the former Manchester United front man, stating that he would be happy to bring the player to White Hart Lane on loan in January.
Redknapp told The Mirror: “I would take him if he were available for sure. If Manchester City want to let me have him on loan and subsidise it, I’ll take him tomorrow.
“Say what you like he’s a world-class player and the one criticism you can’t level at him is he doesn’t work his socks off when he plays.
“He’s a handful and I’m only interested in what he does when he plays. World-class players are in very short supply.”
Tevez was suspended by City for two weeks in the aftermath of the incident in Munich, and although he has now returned to training, the 27-year-old is unlikely to play for the club again after he was charged with refusing to warm-up.
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