QPR boss rules out raid for former Spurs duo

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out a January move for MLS strike duo Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe, according to ESPN.

The Loftus Road outfit have been linked with a move for Toronto FC’s Defoe for some time now, with Redknapp claiming he tried to sign the former Spurs striker on loan in the summer.

But having also being linked with a move to sign LA Galaxy’s play-off hero Robbie Keane in January, Redknapp has denied any interest in bringing Keane back to the Premier League.

He said: “Robbie’s an amazing footballer, one of the best professionals I’ve come across.

“He’s gone over there and been the best player in the league — he hasn’t gone there for a holiday, but he belongs to the LA Galaxy and is the star man of their team and league.

“We’ve never made an enquiry about him. They wouldn’t let him go.”

And Redknapp admits the same applies to Jermain Defoe, despite Toronto indicating that they would be prepared to let him go.

“I’ve never spoken to Jermain,” Redknapp added.

“I asked about him in the summer, but he was too expensive and the club wouldn’t let him go anyway. He’s a top player.”


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