Redknapp hopes money is not everything to Cole

Redknapp hopes money is not everything to Cole

Harry Redknapp has firmed up his commitment to Tottenham and now hopes he can lure free agent Joe Cole to White Hart Lane.

Redknapp yesterday signed a two-year contract extension with Tottenham that ties him to the club until 2013.

The chase for 28-year-old Cole continues, with Redknapp hoping the former Chelsea midfielder will put football ahead of money when decision time arrives.

“I managed Joe before [at West Ham], and I signed him when he was 11,” Redknapp told Soccernet.

“We have always had a good relationship. I know what makes Joe tick and it’s his love of the game, and his need to be playing it. That is what I am offering him.”

Redknapp added: “I would like Joe here with me, but it is now up to the club and up to Joe, his agent and his dad, and our chairman. He is talking to them to try to do a deal. If it is beyond us in financial terms I can appreciate that but I am hoping other factors will come into play to make up Joe’s mind.”

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