QPR 'have £90,000-a-week deal in place' to sign Redknapp favourite - report

Defoe

Reports today suggest that QPR will sign Toronto striker Jermain Defoe in January.

Despite bringing in the likes of Mauricio Isla, Rio Ferdinand, Steven Caulker, Jordon Mutch, Sandro, Leroy Fer and Eduardo Vargas, QPR have had a difficult start to the season.

Harry Redknapp's summer spending spree has seen Rangers win just twice this season, and with only seven points on the board, QPR sit second bottom of the Premier League table, just ahead of Burnley.

It's not even particularly hard to see where they've struggled. With just nine goals scored, only Aston Villa and Burnley have scored fewer - and the club's lack of a replacement for Loic Remy looks like severely harming their chances of surviving in the top flight.

When Remy was sold to West London rivals Chelsea, it was rumoured that QPR were pursuing a deadline day deal for Jermain Defoe - a star man under Redknapp during spells with Portsmouth and Tottenham.

Redknapp later confirmed his interest in reuniting with Defoe yet again, but they couldn't strike a deal to sign the Toronto striker before the transfer window slammed shut.

However, the winter transfer window is just around the corner, and the London Evening Standard are today reporting that QPR will finally bring 32-year-old Defoe back to the Premier League.

Since his January move to Canada, Defoe has hit 12 goals in 17 games, and still has the predatory instincts to help QPR stay afloat - not to mention his understand of Redknapp's methods, aiding a seamless transition into the team alongside Charlie Austin.

The report suggests that QPR have a deal in place to sign Defoe when the transfer window re-opens, with Rangers paying him £90,000-per-week.

The same report states that QPR had offered £8m for Defoe in August, only to be told he wouldn't be leaving until January - and a similar fee is probably in play now, too.

That's a huge amount of money to give up for a striker the wrong side of 30, but if he can score the goals to keep QPR in the top flight, it will be worth far more than £90,000 every week and £8m.

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