Spurs boss rules out Ruud move

The Dutchman is expected to leave Spanish giants Real Madrid in the January transfer window.

Clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Blackburn have all been linked with the striker.

“He’s a top player, if he’s anywhere near fit I’m sure he can still play for a while but I’ve never enquired for him,” Redknapp said.

“Sam’s [Allardyce] dug a few out like that over the years – he would come over here and score, he always has done.

“I can see him going somewhere like Arsenal. Tottenham is a big club – we shouldn’t be afraid to compete with these clubs in the transfer market.

“But what would I do? I have Crouch, Keane and Defoe and Pav. If I got Van Nistelrooy, I give myself another problem.”