Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp attempted to pull off an audacious deadline day swoop involving a plethora of stars and, while he may not have been able to secure the signature of known target Jermain Defoe of FC Toronto, the English coach was able to snap up two players he knows well having purchased them before - Niko Krancjar and Sandro Raniere.
Overall, QPR's summer transfer window activity must be considered a success as the West Londoners ratified deals for Rio Ferdinand, Steven Caulker, Jordon Mutch, Mauricio Isla, Leroy Fer, Jack Robinson, Alex McCarthy, Sandro and Kranjcar.
Yet even combative midfielder Joey Barton mused on social media that he was expecting more deals to transpire on transfer deadline day, yesterday!
Barton, who has created more chances in Premier League football this season than any other athlete in the top tier of English football, said that Sandro represents a "good" buy while Kranjcar is "a special talent."
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"Sandro is a good signing for us," he said. "I thought there would have been a few more. It was a quiet one for us really…"
Barton added: "I'm delighted to have Niko back. He is a top guy and special talent."
Kranjcar arrives from Dynamo Kyiv having signed for a second season-long loan spell at Loftus Road.