QPR manager Harry Redknapp remains eager to bolster his squad before the transfer window comes to a close.

With Joey Barton adamant that he will not be a Championship player for much longer, it seems logical that the former Tottenham boss will look to strengthen his midfield options.

Redknapp also seems to be taking care of business early, rather than traditionally on the frantic transfer deadline day. It is believed that a deal is agreed to bring England international Scott Parker across London, to Loftus Road in a transfer worth £2 million. If the move comes to fruition it will express a clear statement of intent on QPR's behalf for their push for immediate promotion back to the Premier League.

Parker will provide an array of qualities to Rangers' midfield including his experience and work rate. The 32-year-old has proven himself as a top talent in the middle of the pitch during his time at West ham and more recently at Tottenham Hotspur.

When playing at Upton Park, Parker won the Football Writers' Player of the Year for the 2010/11 campaign. This fantastic achievement granted him a move to Spurs who at the time were coincidentally managed by current QPR manager, Harry Redknapp. 

During his time at Tottenham, Parker became an important asset to the England national team and received the honour of captaining his country in a friendly against Holland at Wembley.

The leadership skills the Englishman possesses will be greatly beneficial for Harry Redknapp's side as it takes a lot of persistence and grind to get out of the Championship and reach the helm of English football; the Premier League.

QPR have done well to seemingly shrug off rival clubs for the signature of the defensive-midfielder as Fulham and Crystal Palace have reportedly shown interest in adding Parker to their respective squads. 

The new era for Queens' Park Rangers under Harry Redknapp is firmly underway and with this potential new signing and speculation of more to follow, possibly including striker Jermain Defoe, the recently relegated side are extremely hopeful of regaining their Premier League status upon the first time of asking.

 

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