Harry Redknapp has backed his former club Tottenham to win the 2020-21 Premier League.
Redknapp believes Tottenham’s decision to sign Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Carlos Vinicius this summer has turned them into a major force to be reckoned with.
As it stands, Spurs have picked up seven points from four games but hammered Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford at the weekend to prove their credentials.
Redknapp, who managed Tottenham from 2008 until 2012 and led them to a Champions League quarter final in 2011, believes it will be his former club that ‘upsets’ Liverpool and Manchester City this season.
Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: ‘If you ask me, honestly, I think they will make top four. I think they could even win the league this year.
‘I know people are going to think I am crazy but I look at that squad. It looks like it is going to be an open year. Look what happened at the weekend.
‘I am telling you, that is some squad they have got. They have got cover in every position. It is a really powerful squad. If anyone is going to upset the big two…’
‘Go through that team. Have a look at that squad. Go through that forward line. Son Heung-min. Harry Kane. Gareth Bale.
‘Look at the strength in depth. They are full of midfield players. Defensively, they have two right backs and two left backs. They could be scary. I think Tottenham are a danger to anyone in that division this year. Lump on, whatever price they ask.
‘If anyone else is going to do it, it could be Spurs.’
Bale is yet to make his return to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, but when he is fit it is likely that Jose Mourinho will use the Welsh man centrally as the No 10 behind the striker or on the right-wing parallel to Son.
Should Mourinho divert from his usual 4-2-3-1 formation, fans may also see Bale play up alongside Kane.
However, Jamie Redknapp is less convinced about the mouth-watering partnership in the making.
He told his dad on Sky Sports: ‘I can’t back you up on this one.
‘If Bale, Son and Kane hit it off – Bale’s not silly. He’s come back and put his reputation on the line.
‘He knows what he’s capable of, and if they can get him back to the level he was at when dad had him, we’ve got one of the greats back in the Premier League.’
Spurs finished sixth last season, 22 points off second-placed Manchester City and 40 points behind champions Liverpool. As it stands, they currently sit sixth in the table for the 2020-21 campaign.