As well as praising his ability, the Englishman also considered the deal for Cazorla the top transfer this summer with Arsenal getting the Spaniard for a very modest £16m.
Redknapp wrote in The Sun:
He first really caught my eye a couple of years ago in a pre-season game, when he was still with Villarreal.
They came to Tottenham for a pre-season game and he absolutely ran the show — he was fantastic.
I really wanted him at White Hart Lane after that and he was always top of my list to bring to Spurs, but we never managed it.
Cazorla is a superb footballer and I think Arsenal have got a real diamond. However much they got for Ce...