Neil Warnock shares how he was crucial to Tottenham summer transfer
By Tom Blackburn
Neil Warnock has revealed he recommended former Tottenham winger Grant Ward to Ipswich.
Ward completed his move to the Championship side at the start of August, and ex-Crystal Palace and QPR manager Warnock claims he told Mick McCarthy to sign the 21-year-old this summer whatever the cost.
“I recommended Grant Ward to him because he did brilliant for me at Rotherham”, the 69-year-old told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, via HITC Sport. “I don’t know what they paid, but I said to Mick whatever it cost you, you’ll get your money back.”
The winger had a sensational start to his career at Ipswich, scoring an opening-day hat-trick against Barnsley and has scored a total of four goals in his first five Championship appearances.
After a series of impressive performances for Rotherham last season, the young star won the Rotherham Young Player of the Year award as well as the Goal of the Year award
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The youngster starred in 43 encounters for the Championship club to help the Yorkshire side avoid relegation by nine points.
Ward joined Tottenham at the age of 16 in 2011, but he failed to make an appearance for the senior team during his stay at White Hart Lane.
In addition to his time at Rotherham, the young star had a loan spell in America with Chicago Fire, while he also joined Coventry at the end of the 2014-15 season on loan.
In other Tottenham transfer news, their midfielder deal is to be revived in January.