Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has stated that that he wants to bring Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe to Loftus Road. The QPR boss has made an enquiry for the striker who may be let go from White Hart Lane due to the arrival of Valencia and Spain forward Roberto Soldado.
Defoe, who played under Redknapp during spells at West Ham, Portsmouth and most recently at Spurs, wants more game time however it seems unlikely he would be willing to drop down into the Championship.
Redknapp stated: “I’d love to have Jermain. We made an enquiry but at the moment he’s not available. We’re nowhere near anything. There is a small chance of it happening.”
The clinical striker would be a massive statement of intent at Loftus Road as they look to regain their top flight status. After letting striker Loic Remy join Newcastle United on loan, whilst attacking midfielder Adel Taarabt has left on loan for Fulham, the club feel they need to add to their attacking options. The thought of pairing Defoe with the prolific Charlie Austin would be a mouth-watering prospect however at the moment it seems unlikely.
It remains to be seen whether a deal can be struck, however much depends on whether the England international would be prepared to drop to the Championship with the World Cup just a year away. What is sure, however, is that if Defoe moved across London, he would score goals for fun under his former boss.