Everton manager David Moyes has said he has a “gentlemen’s agreement” with Redknapp that Saha would not play against the club he left in January, unless Tottenham have a spate of injuries. But the Spurs manager described the Frenchman as “available” to play.
“He is a real talent,” said Redknapp of the striker, who has scored three times following his arrival at White Hart Lane. The manager warned England that the Frenchman could trouble them when the countries meet in Group D of this summer’s European Championship.
“He’s a good front man, his movement’s good, he can play on his own up front, play as one of a two. I just like him, I think technically he’s a real good player.”
Redknapp again defended Gareth Bale against accusations of diving that have arisen following the controversial penalty he won in the recent 5-2 defeat at Arsenal.
“He gets kicked all over the place,” Redknapp said. “When you’re going at that sort of speed and you get clipped, you’re going to go over. But he doesn’t dive.”
Redknapp confirmed Michael Dawson will miss the rest of the season after rupturing an ankle ligament against Stevenage in midweek, while Aaron Lennon is unavailable with a hamstring injury. Rafael van der Vaart is fit after an ankle problem.