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A great asset

Posted on 17 April 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Glenn Hoddle says Jamie Redknapp's character both on and off the field will be a great asset to the club.

The midfielder was snapped up on a free transfer from Liverpool in a four-year deal confirmed last night.

Capped 17 times by England - three during Glenn and John Gorman's time in charge - Jamie, 28, has expressed his delight at moving to the Lane after 11 years at Anfield and Glenn reckons he's signed a future Spurs great.

Seen as a great passer of the ball and a 'Spurs' player, Glenn was also quick to underline Jamie's winning mentality and determination.

Glenn said: "He's been captain of Liverpool and is someone who has the highest respect of his fellow professionals.

"I enjoyed working with him and being associated with him when I was England manager.

"He's a very good professional, a diamond lad, a great charatcter and you've got to look at that as well,it's all part of when you buy players, the attitude, the character and with Jamie you couldn't meet a nicer lad.

"With all the fame that he's had and his family as well with his wife Louise, you couldn't meet a nicer guy and he will be a great asset to the club."

In summing up, Glenn simply pointed out that it was a great deal for the club.

"This is very good business for the club," he stated. "It's a very good business deal and, more importantly, it's a very, very good football deal. We're delighted and I'm sure the fans will enjoy watching him."