Redknapp wants permanent deal for in-form Campbell

One of the hottest players of the week is Tottenham’s on-loan Fraizer Campbell, and thanks to his fine form, the Daily Mail says that Harry Redknapp could soon try to sign the England U-21 man on a permanent deal from Manchester United.

Campbell went to Tottenham as part of Dimitar Berbatov’s move to Manchester, and he’s currently in the midst of a breakout spell. He had a brace in Spurs’ 4-2 Carling Cup win over Liverpool last Wednesday, and he followed it up by coming off of the bench to score in Tottenham’s weekend loss at Fulham. He topped off his fine week with a goal in the U-21’s win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

Tottenham already have a highly promising striker in Czech prospect Tomas Pekhart, who’s on loan at Southampton, and securing Campbell on a permanent deal could solidify their front line for the foreseeable future, when you throw in Darren Bent.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson will be pretty reluctant to let Campbell go, especially if he keeps this up. Keeping Campbell would be a lot cheaper than spending 30m on Carlos Tevez, and I can easily see United taking that route and giving Campbell a full chance to prove himself next term.

If he does consider letting Campbell go permanently, it’d have to be for an eight-figure fee, considering his great potential and Hull’s unsuccessful 7m bid in the summer.

Do you think Tottenham should try to strike a deal for Campbell? Who should Manchester United keep, Campbell or Tevez?

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