The Hammers brought in no fewer than nine players in the summer transfer window, Mauro Zarate from Velez Sarsfield and Alex Song from Barcelona (on loan) being the most high-profile ones.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce also recruited Carl Jenkinson on loan from Arsenal, Morgan Amalfitano from Marseille and Diafra Sakho from Metz, along with Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town), Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic), Cheikhou Kouyate (Anderlecht) and Enner Valencia (Pachuca).
Valencia and Song have already proved to be key additions to the Hammers squad, while the others are settling in well.
Rangers boss Redknapp has now hailed the new arrivals and believes that West Ham made some shrewd deals in the summer.
‘I don't see West Ham as being in a relegation battle’, he said in his pre-match press conference. ‘I don't see them being down there. I think they're a team who have bought some good players in and look a decent team this year. I think they will be in mid-table...
‘They've brought some good players in, two good strikers with pace, Alex Song, they've improved their squad. That's the difference this year. I've always liked the left-back Cresswell. Sam's a good manager who has got better players to work with’.
Despite Redknapp’s respect and admiration for West Ham, he will be keen for QPR to pick up maximum points against them at the Boleyn Ground on Sunday.
Heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures, QPR find themselves third from bottom with just four points from six matches, with West Ham three points better off than them.