QPR owner has admitted that he is prepared to open his cheque book and sanction the signing of one marquee player during the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail. Tony Fernandes has lead QPR on something of a spending spree since he bought the club in the summer and so far has already signed ten players for the club.
The target they have identified is Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe. With Jay Bothroyd and DJ Campbell failing to make their mark the goal scoring duties have fallen on Heidur Helguson in recent weeks and Warnock has identified Defoe as the man to add new power to QPR’s attacking potential.
Despite the sale of Crouch and Pavlyuchenko’s lack of playing time Defoe has found games hard to come by with the presence of Emmanuel Adebayor. Harry Redknapp has used the England international sporadically and as he approaches the twilight years of his career it is thought that Defoe could be open to one more move away from the club. The twenty-nine year old currently has three years left on his current deal at White Hart Lane and Tottenham are in no rush to let him go. However the asking price for the striker is reported to be around £10m – a fee that Fernandes is willing to match.