Harry Redknapp has praised rumoured Manchester United and Tottenham target Jordan Rhodes
Redknapp has praised Jordan Rhodes

Harry Redknapp has praised Huddersfield Town sensation Jordan Rhodes, amid increasing interest from Tottenham and their Premier League rivals Manchester United.

The 19-year-old has 25 goals in 24 appearances for club and country in 2011-12 and his stunning form has alerted some of the Premier League's elite clubs including Manchester United and Tottenham.

Harry Redknapp believes Huddersfield counterpart Lee Clark inevitably has a tough task on his hand trying to retain the rumoured Tottenham and Manchester United target given his obvious pedigree.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is believed to have been charged with monitoring the youngster on numerous occasions this season, while Harry Redknapp's Tottenham have also been mentioned as possible suitors.

Redknapp feels the League One club, who have seen their brilliant Scotland international score four hattricks already this season, will struggle to retain Rhodes but he claims the rumoured Manchester United and Spurs target deserves all the praise for brilliant form.

"LEE CLARK will do really well to hold on to him in the transfer window." The Tottenham manager told the Sun newspaper, when commenting on a player who has been tracked by Manchester United.

"Four hat-tricks already this season - including four goals at Sheffield Wednesday this month - has made a lot of Premier League clubs take note.

"Goalscoring is a natural talent, it's not something you can learn. You're born with it or you're not and Rhodes was clearly born with it. Quick, strong, good in the air and a natural finisher. The only question is whether he can do it in the top flight?

"Ipswich must be kicking themselves for selling him two years ago but I'm told Roy Keane couldn't give him a regular place in his team without hindering the development of Connor Wickham." The Tottenham manager concluded.

Rhodes scored all four goals during Huddersfield's 4-4 draw against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, when both Manchester United and Tottenham scouts were rumoured to be in attendance.

Last month, former Huddersfield striker Andy Payton confirmed Paul Scholes had been to visit the club in order to monitor a player very much on Manchester United's radar.

"I know Paul Scholes has had a look at him for Manchester United which just shows how much attention he is attracting because he is such an exciting prospect," Payton told the Scottish Sun when referring to the alleged Tottenham target.