The 23 year-old caught his first big break at Loftus Road two seasons ago, arriving on loan in January 2013 in an effort to steer the west London club safe of relegation, and impressed with two goals in twelve Premier League appearances.
That soon propelled Townsend into Roy Hodgson’s England plans, leading to the speedy winger netting an absolute belter against Montenegro in a Wembley World Cup qualifier in October 2013.
His career has stalled since however, with the Three Lions prospect going on to register just 29 appearances in the Premier League, including a solitary league start this season.
Clearly not a huge fixture in Mauricio Pochettino’s first team plans, it appears Redknapp is attempting the same trick twice, albeit hoping for a better outcome; the end of Townsend’s last Rangers stint resulted in relegation.
It’s claimed the QPR boss sees the winger’s well-renowned pace and dribbling ability on the break as a vital addition to his side’s attack, who are currently the seventh-lowest scorers in the Premier League, with nearly half of their goals coming from star striker Charlie Austin.
QPR play host to fellow relegation battlers West Brom this afternoon, whilst Tottenham entertain Burnley at White Hart Lane.