Spurs just missed out on Adam swoop

The seasiders brought in Andy Reid as a replacement for Adam, and were forced to accept a bid far lower than they initially intended, only for the paperwork not to be signed in time as Tottenham looked to add a fourth playmaker to their squad.

Redknapp said: “We’d agreed a fee in the region of £6.5 million, but their chairman needed to get two shareholders to sign the forms and we were a couple of minutes away from getting it done.”