English Premiership

Spurs may stall Pienaar deal

2011-01-05 10:31
Steven Pienaar (AP)
Johannesburg - Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has revealed his admiration for Steven Pienaar, who could make a "great free transfer".

The South African international is out of contract at Everton in six months' time, which has attracted interest from a host of suitors, including Spurs.

Media reports suggest the London club are weighing up a £1.5m January offer for Pienaar but, with the playmaker available for free in the English summer, Redknapp might stall on the deal.

"If he doesn't sign a contract [with Everton], he'll be a great free transfer for someone at the end of the year, if he doesn't stay at Everton," said Redknapp on Wednesday.

"He still belongs to Everton, so it's a difficult one.

"They are still trying to keep him. We'll wait and see what happens." 

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