QPR Transfer Rumors: 3 Attainable Players Still on Harry Redknapp's Radar
Queens Park Rangers have been fairly quiet in the transfer window so far this summer.
With just the free transfer of Danny Simpson for Newcastle as reported on the official website two weeks ago, there has not been much movement from QPR's bankrollers.
As stated in the Fulham Chronicle, Redknapp has released Radek Cerny (remember him?), Jay Bothroyd, DJ Campbell, Rob Hulse and Djibril Cisse and sold Chris Samba back to Anzhi for £12 million—thus reducing the wage budget and making room for new blood.
So who could be coming in to Loftus Road this summer? Here are three transfer rumors for Harry Redknapp and co.
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The Daily Mail has reported that Harry Redknapp has relighted his interest in Peter Crouch.
With Crouch having affiliations with both QPR (in the 2000-01 season) and Harry Redknapp (at Southampton, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur), it is not a tall order to believe that 'Arry will link up with the striker once more.
Especially as Crouch nearly joined the Rs in January. And ex-Rangers boss Mark Hughes is apparently looking for a bargaining tool to lure his old QPR signing Junior Hoilett to his new club.
However with an estimated £70,000-a-week wage request, is he going to be too high a price for QPR? Especially since it is that exact wage bill that they are trying to substantially deplete.
But the amount of players Redknapp has let go, and seems likely to continue to let go, does free up some substantial cash.
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Another old Redknapp buddy is Scott Parker. The Guardian reported two weeks ago that he could be set to head from Spurs to Loftus Road for just £2 million.
In much the same vein as Kevin Nolan was bought by West Ham United, Redknapp could be looking for a solid, veteran and experienced midfielder to lead his West London team back to the Premier League.
And let's be honest, Joey Barton is his only similar option right now.
And nobody wants that. Not even Joey.
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However the same paper claims that 'Arry faces competition from Norwich City.
He does suit shirts with a splash of green.
The main issue however seems to be that both Celtic and Hooper want him to stay with The Bhoys, as he told the BBC: "I want to play in the Champions League again, get into the group stages and get that feeling."
That says Champions League, not Championship.
Then again money of course can talk and can change even the most stubborn of minds.
All Tony Fernandes needs to do is get Hooper on a game of FIFA.