QPR’s Jermaine Jenas: Harry Redknapp was key to Hoops move

QPR's Jermaine Jenas says the chance to work under Harry Redknapp was a key factor in his decision to move to the Hoops

Kieran Beckles
By    
harry redknapp
Harry Redknapp was unveiled as QPR's new manager in November Photo: The Sport Review

harry redknapp

Jermaine Jenas has revealed the chance to work with Harry Redknapp again was “key” to his decision to join Queens Park Rangers from Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday.

The 29-year-old has signed a 18-month contract at the west London side after returning to Tottenham from a loan spell with Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

The England international previously worked under Redknapp during the 65-year-old’s three-and-a-half year reign as Spurs manager.

And Jenas is relishing the chance to play regular first-team football in the Premier League after falling out-of-favour at White Hart Lane.

“I’m happy to be here,” said Jenas.

“This is my third deadline-day move. It’s always frantic, but thankfully we’ve managed to get it done.”

He added: “It’s great to be linking up with Harry again. Him being here was key to me making the move.

“I know what he brings as a manager and on a personal level, it’s an opportunity for me to play football.

“It’s no secret I’ve had some injury problems in the last couple of years, but this is a great opportunity for me to play in the Premier League – and hopefully keep this club where they belong.”

Meanwhile, Redknapp believes the former Newcastle United midfielder will prove a key player for QPR in their battle against relegation.

“I know JJ very well, I had him at Tottenham,” said Redknapp.

“I think he’s a good player. He can get from box to box, he’s quick, strong and athletic.

“He’s a good lad with a great attitude. I’m sure he’ll be a big asset for us.”

Get 7/1 enhanced odds on Liverpool to beat Southampton in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night. Click here to sign up for an account now. Note: enhanced winnings are credited in free bets + T&C’s apply.

MORE: Latest transfer news and gossip

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Odds slashed on striker to leave Man United this month
The Sport Review
Johan Djourou sticks up for Arsenal midfielder after fan’s message on Instagram
The Sport Review
Dele Alli: 15 photos of Tottenham midfielder’s stunning girlfriend Ruby Mae
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Bastian Schweinsteiger: 17 photos of Man United midfielder’s beautiful wife Ana Ivanovic
The Sport Review
Seven players Man United could sign in the January transfer window
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Seven strikers Liverpool could sign in January transfer window
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature