Harry Redknapp reveals QPR want Jermain Defoe in January
Reports continue to link Toronto FC’s Designated Player Jermain Defoe with a move back to the Premier League in January, as a deal was allegedly in place with Queens Park Rangers.
However, according to QPR boss Harry Redknapp, no such deal has been agreed but the R’s are extremely inerested in Toronto’s star striker.
Redknapp has signed Defoe, 32, while he was boss at both Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur and also oversaw his rise to the professional game with West Ham while Redknapp was boss of the Hammers.
When asked by reporters if a deal for Defoe has been arranged for January, Redknapp had the following to say on Thursday.
With Defoe recently coming out and saying comments from TFC’s officials have left him “hurt” after a move to QPR broke down on Deadline Day back in August, Toronto’s top scorer in the 2014 MLS season (12 goals in 17 games) seems to be edging close to a return to his homeland.
It seems as though TFC are holding firm to try and get as much money as possible for the England international striker, as they signed Defoe for $10 million from Tottenham in February 2014.
As they say, watch this space.