QPR transfers: We won’t be held to ransom in January, says Redknapp
QPR manager Harry Redknapp insists the Hoops won't be held to ransom over potential signings in the January transfer window
Queens Park Rangers won’t be held to ransom in the January transfer window, so says boss Harry Redknapp as he and chairman Tony Fernandes prepare to go bargain hunting.
No fewer than 12 players joined the ranks at Loftus Road this summer but mass recruitment is not on the agenda second time round.
In a notoriously inflated mid-season market, Redknapp vowed to plump for quality rather than quantity in his bid to save QPR’s Premier League skin.
“Teams think they’ll screw you into the ground, because you’re desperate. We’re not going to fall into that trap, if we can’t get players at the right price, we’ll sit tight,” he said.
“Whoever we bring in have got to be the right people to try and get us out of the situation we’re in.
“We’ve got to be very clever. We can’t just afford to load up again with people that are really not the type that are going to help.”
With the window not yet open, QPR have already been linked with a whole raft of players and Redknapp is growing weary of having names foisted on him from all quarters.
“At this time of year, in our situation, you just spend your whole day looking through lists and lists of players. You get agents ringing you up, offering players, 95 per cent of them are useless and the odd five per cent might be ok.
“Not too many clubs are letting good players go in January, only if they’re overloaded or they may want to bring someone else in.
“It’s not an easy time. There are some clubs in the Premier League who have got loads and loads of players, and they may feel we’ll let one or two go.”