Redknapp backs Beckford top flight ambition
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp reckons Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford would be a "good gamble'' for a Premier League side to take.
Beckford hit the headlines when he netted the goal which knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford, and then went on to score a dramatic equaliser against Tottenham with a stoppage-time penalty to earn Leeds a fourth-round replay.
And the 26-year-old took his tally to the season to 24 with a brace against League One promotion rivals Colchester last weekend.
Beckford has now withdrawn the transfer request he handed to the club after the cup victory over United, but he is is out of contract at the end of the season, and Redknapp would not be surprised to see a club make their move in the summer - with Championship leaders Newcastle a likely interested party.
"He did well and would be a good gamble for someone in the Premier League, I am sure someone will take him,'' said the Spurs boss ahead of tonight's trip to Elland Road.
"He is a free at the end of the season, and someone has probably done a deal with him, rather than paying a couple of million for him now. They will wait and take him at the end of the season on a free.''