QPR to make big bid for Jermain Defoe

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Harry Redknapp is well known for going back and signing players he has previously worked with.

In the past, Redknapp has signed the likes of Peter Crouch, Niko Kranjcar, Younes Kaboul, and more recently Sandro, after having them at previous clubs.

Return of Defoe

And it seems like the 67-year old Redknapp is set to repeat the trend by making a bid for a player he has worked with the most out of any, former England international striker Jermain Defoe.

Redknapp has signed Defoe at pretty much every club he has managed throughout his professional career, bringing him through at West Ham before signing him for Portsmouth and Tottenham.

Defoe left Spurs at the start of 2014 to move to Major League Soccer, where he hasn't quite settled with Toronto FC.

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Despite Defoe's impressive record in MLS, things aren't exactly stable at Toronto. Head coach Ryan Nelsen was sacked during the season and the club failed to make the MLS playoffs, despite having a very talented roster that contained the likes of Defoe, Michael Bradley and Gilberto.

Nelsen was the man who persuaded Defoe to move to Canada, and with him gone, combined with criticism for being so often injured and out of the team, it looks more and more like the four-year deal that brought Defoe to MLS is set to be a real failure.

London Bound

In the London Evening Standard's piece on the potential deal, they say that Redknapp is prepared to offer Defoe £90,000-a-week in order to land his signature. Rangers had a deal in the summer for £8 million ultimately rejected by Toronto so it seems like a similar figure may be needed to land him in January.

QPR currently have Charlie Austin, Eduardo Vargas and Bobby Zamora fighting for starting places so it will be interesting to see who is relegated to make way for the 32-year old Defoe.

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