Redknapp needs to show QPR more respect

QPR fans may not be happy after Harry Redknapp implied the club was a stepping stone for professional players.

How on earth does Harry Redknapp get top stars to join Queens Park Rangers? It’s a question that a lot of people will be asking themselves.

Well it’s actually quite simple, he implies they should use the London team as a shopping window to get a move to a bigger club.

Redknapp has openly admitted that he told Yann M’Vila that if he played well at QPR, helped the side to stay up, then he could warrant a move to Manchester United or Arsenal in the coming months.

It’s a fair assessment that QPR are not as big a club as either of those sides but QPR’s fans will not be happy about this lack of respect shown towards the club and its history.

How can Redknapp expect fans to have faith in him and the side when he admits he’s not even going to try and stop stars from leaving, once certain goals have been achieved?

“I told him that he would come here and be a good player, and if he does well, if we stay up, in 18 months he could get a move to Manchester United, or Arsenal, or Chelsea, if that is what he is looking for. In the meantime he could come here and we put him on the stage,” said Redknapp as in the Daily Mail.

If you go out onto the street and ask any QPR fan what they think about this, they are more than likely to tell you they only want players at their club committed to the long term future of the side.

M’Vila in particular is a player that QPR probably wouldn’t have attracted had Redknapp taken this stance, but the point is the club needs to attract these sorts of players without such comments or incentives.

Only when that happens can they expect to start mounting a serious challenge for competitions like the Champions League because otherwise, key players are going to walk straight through the exit door the very second a bigger club comes calling.

It’s not exactly the best way to go about doing your business because sooner rather than later, players are going to lack at QPR with a distinct lack of respect.

If you’re a QPR fan, tell us if you’re happy with Redknapp’s comments.

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