Harry Redknapp claims Chelsea’s Champions League win cost him Eden Hazard’s transfer at Spurs

HARRY REDKNAPP has revealed Tottenham got here near signing ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard in 2012.

The Belgian wizard joined the Blues from French facet Lille in 2012 however then-Spurs boss Redknapp claims they had been pipped to the publish by their London rivals.

Ex-Tottenham supervisor Redknapp revealed he got here near signing Eden Hazard throughout his time on the membership

Redknapp defined to Sky Sports activities how Chelsea’s Champions League triumph that 12 months meant Spurs missed out on the now Real Madrid man – and as a substitute watched him get pleasure from eight largely profitable years in blue.

He mentioned: “I misplaced Eden Hazard, he needed to come back to Tottenham however he mentioned he would solely come if we bought Champions League soccer.

“We completed fourth that 12 months, Chelsea completed sixth, they gained the Champions League and we didn’t make it.

“He ended up going to Chelsea.”

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Spurs occupied third place for a lot of the 2011-12 season however a poor run of kind noticed them slip to fourth, inflicting them to overlook out on Champions League soccer when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties to carry the trophy that 12 months.

Redknapp had hoped to staff Hazard with Gareth Bale, who was starring for Spurs at the time throughout his first spell on the membership, in a bid to finish the north London outfit’s lengthy look ahead to a league title.

Bale is now again with Spurs after seven years at Actual Madrid.