Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has lamented the lack of quality he is being offered as he bids to improve his squad before the summer window shuts.
The White Hart Lane supremo - who has earned a reputation for his wheeling and dealing in the transfer market - has so far signed Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch and Newcastle defender Sebastien Bassong, as well as Sheffield United youngsters Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker.
However, the former West Ham and Pompey chief has hit out at the increasing amount of players he has been offered to take on trial that are simply not good enough for the top flight of English football.
"You get offered more cr*p than you have ever seen in your life," he said in The Mirror.
"You say 'look, we're in the Premier League, not the Conference. We're Tottenham'."
Spurs continue to be linked with a plethora of names as the end of the month draws nearer, with Sunderland midfielder Kieran Richardson, Celtic's Scott Brown and Manchester City wide-man Martin Petrov reportedly on their wish-list.
But Redknapp recently distanced himself from speculation linking him with Portsmouth pair David James and Sylvain Distin.
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