Steven Pienaar will not be leaving White Hart Lane during the January transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has insisted.
The winger, who joined Spurs from Everton a year ago, has struggled to break into the first team due to a combination of injuries and the excellent form of team-mates who have turned Tottenham into title contenders for the first time in more than 20 years.
Pienaar, 29, has started just five games since arriving from Everton, where he was a fans' favourite, but Redknapp is adamant the South Africa midfielder is going nowhere.
"I wouldn't want to let him go. He is a good player," Redknapp said. "I brought him on for the last ten minutes [in Tottenham's 2-0 win] against Everton on Wednesday and he didn't give the ball away.
"I don't have any need to weaken the squad. I would rather have a good squad for last 18 matches of the season than let one or two go who could play a part in the run-in."