You’d have expected QPR to be heavily involved on Deadline Day with Harry Redknapp as boos, and they were. Here’s a brief run down of how they got on.
QPR made one of the best signings on Deadline Day with the arrival of centre back Christopher Samba from Russian club Anzhi in a deal thought to be worth at least £12 million.
They couldn’t have gone out and get more of a monster of a defender. He has everything which will help QPR in their fight against relegation; strength, power, experience and most importantly, a sense of humour.
QPR also did a very good piece of business with Redknapp’s former club Tottenham Hotspur to bring in Jermaine Jenas on a permanent deal. Jenas will add even more quality into the QPR midfield but he’s been out of the Premier League game for a long time.
Andros Townsend also makes the move to QPR on a loan deal from Spurs. Townsend was the perfect example of Deadline Day mayhem as he was originally told over the phone the deal wouldn’t go through before it was back on track.
He’s a very quick and lively winger who may not play in every single game but he can certainly have a big impact coming off the bench.
QPR also tried to sort out a deal which would see Peter Crouch join the club from Stoke City. However, Stoke did well to hang onto one of their best players as there wasn’t enough time for the two parties to put a deal together.
As for the Peter Odemwingie – West Brom saga, does anyone have any ideas what went wrong there?
The West Brom forward turned up at Loftus Road to try and force through a last minute deal but he was denied access to the ground. He’s obviously been misinformed or led astray by someone.
So it was a decent window for Redknapp and for QPR, one that could have been a lot busier. However, the fact it wasn’t overly busy in terms of players arriving means the side should be more settled over the second half of the season.
A complete turnaround of the players involved in the first team would have been counter productive and Redknapp has added in the areas QPR needed some improvement; defence, midfield and a different attacking edge.
They could well have also signed a striker but it’s anyone’s guess as to what happened with Odemwingie. Many will feel bad for him this morning having to crawl back to West Brom.
What did you make of QPR’s Deadline Day activity?
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