x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Redknapp worried about young players' power

Harry Redknapp has hit out at player power in the game in the wake of the Wayne Rooney saga.

Harry Redknapp has hit out at player power in the game in the wake of the Wayne Rooney saga. 

The Tottenham Hotspur manager claimed young players were being given long contracts they "don't deserve". 

He said: "I worry about it with kids now. We've ended up in a situation where you give young kids long contracts now, for fear of losing them. They come in here at 17; suddenly they get a four- or five-year contract. They've got their feet under the table; they can go and do what they want; they're getting plenty of money. Some of them, they'll work their socks off. But too many are in the comfort zone."