Redknapp willing to let Jermaine Defoe go to QPR in £6m deal
Tottenham striker Jermaine Defoe has told his manager Harry Redknapp that he needs to leave the club in order to further his career. This has attracted the attention of QPR, who are lining up a £6m bid for the England international.
Defoe has been on the fringes of the Spurs squad this season due to the great form being shown by target man Emmanuel Adebayor and Rafael van der Vaart, who Redknapp has decided is a better option in a forward line rather than Defoe.
The 29-year-old has only made seven appearances this season in a Spurs side that continue to prove the doubters wrong at the top of the Premier League. A win today over Wolves and they will go joint top with Manchester City.
The striker is keen to remind England manager Fabio Capello of what he can do in order to book himself on the plane to EURO 2012. At the moment he is falling down the pecking order week-by-week as Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck continue to shine at their respective clubs.
Defoe has already held talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy regarding his future at the club and is very keen on a move to a club like QPR, who could guarantee him the wages h requires along with first-team football.
However, Redknapp still sees Defoe as an integral part of his squad and knows that if he does let him go then he will have no back-up for his current forward line.
But player power is so strong in modern day football that if Defoe wants a move, then he’s likely to get one – and he would be reportedly more than happy to go ply his trade at Loftus Road.