Redknapp: West Ham had to spend big

Redknapp wrote in a column for the Daily Mail: “They needed players and everyone knew that. They have money to spend and everyone knew that. Want our player? Give us another million. Or two.

“Matthew Upson is a very good defender, but is he worth that money? Certainly, Alan Curbishley needed some reinforcements. It will be great business if he keeps them in the Premiership.

“Wigan are another team in trouble and they too have brought in some new faces. Paul Jewell has gambled on Julius Aghahowa, who can rip you apart on his day with his pace and movement.

“He is a good player, but how many times has he been watched playing for Shakhtar Donetsk? The transfer window makes you take that sort of risk, especially when you’re at the wrong end of the table.”