London: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he would love to sign Manchester City's controversial striker Carlos Tevez.
Tevez looks set to leave City in the January transfer window after being suspended by the club following his refusal to warm-up during a Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich.
The former Manchester United star's conduct is still being probed by City but boss Roberto Mancini made it clear Tevez would never play for the club again after such a public display of dissent.
Tevez was determined to leave Manchester anyway after his family failed to settle in the area and Redknapp is willing to offer him a way out, as long as City subsidise the deal, because he believes he could handle the temperamental Argentine.
"I would take him if he were available for sure, warts and all. Who wouldn't?" Redknapp said.
"If Manchester City want to let me have him on loan and massively subsidise it, I'll take him tomorrow.
"Say what you like, but he's a world-class player and you can't say he doesn't work his socks off when he plays. When he gets on the field he's a right handful.
"It's all right people refusing to condone his behaviour but, to be honest, I'm only interested in what he does when he plays. And world-class players are in short supply."