Didn't Redknapps scouting team consist of football connoisseurs such as Dim Sherwood, Les Ferdinand etc, who gave him sound as a rock reports such as the one telling him not to sign Luis Suarez for 17 million when we were looking for a striker because his play style was too similar to Rafas?It's been proven with the likes of Guendouzi, Brooks, our own Del boy & in recent years Mahrez, Kante can be added to that mix. Very difficult to keep finding them under the radar though.
Redknapp never really had a great scouting network. Off the top of my head I can't think of a real standout player he spotted before others did but I haven't really given it much thought. Invest in grass roots, get a world class and well respected academy and focus on the cream under 20 years of age for a sustainable business model whilst we transition and pay off the investments required in recent years
Seriously the fact that we employed those halfwits for so many years still leaves a sickly feeling in my stomach to this day.