Just agreeing with felon that if somebody doesn't want to sell u have to pay big and yes over the odds. If there is a necessity to sell u may get a bargain. In this case I don't think offering more would have helped it was simply left too late for west brom to do anything with the money especially in how it was to be made. At present its a sellers market. I think its interesting in what redknapp says as it echoes what many of us fans feel. Get the business done early. Pay big or move on. Don't leave us with one natural CF in what could be a 60 game season. Its not on. Also remember the redknapps know the dynamics of the club the traits of levy et al and the problems a manager can be up against at spurs. I'm sure when he talks its not just about what poch is up against but what his dad encountered without being able to legally say so!