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Could Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe be reunited at QPR?

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Former Tottenham Hotspur teammates Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe could be reunited in January as QPR look to bolster their attacking options.

Both players currently ply their trade in Major League Soccer, but as the season drew to a close at the weekend, clubs will be looking to snap them up before the new MLS season starts again in March.

Harry Redknapp knows exactly what to expect from the pair having managed them together at Spurs and Defoe at Portsmouth.

Conquering Keane

Robbie Keane will be the prime target having had an exceptional season for the L.A Galaxy, where he picked up the MVP award and scored the winning goal, in injury time, to win the MLS Cup for the third time in four years.

Redknapp praised Keane as he told the Express: "Robbie's a good shout, he's a good pro. He would be the ideal type to have around for sure because he would give us something."

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Defoe's Struggles

Jermain Defoe almost signed for the R’s in the summer but the England International stayed at Toronto FC instead, with the club's GM rejecting a last minute offer for the forward.

It’s not been easy for Defoe in the MLS, as the club President Tim Lieweke openly commented saying "If he doesn’t want to be here, you get rid of him. If you don’t want to be here, get the hell out of our way.”

Defoe is still proving he can be a menacing striker as he notched up 17 goals in an injury-hit debut season.

The 32-year-old is currently recovering from a groin operation which took place in November but is expected to be back in training by the New Year.

With QPR in a relegation battle Redknapp could come calling on two players he knows can score goals and potentially lift them to safety.

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