QPR fans react on Twitter to reports Defoe will join in January: 'Never a good idea'

Jermain Defoe

Some Queens Park Rangers supporters are pleased that the former Tottenham Hotspur striker could move to Loftus Road for £90,000 a week. Others, however...

QPR fans have been getting to grips with the potential arrival of ex-Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe in January.

The London Evening Standard report that Defoe's reunion with former manager Harry Redknapp will earn him no less than £90,000 a week, with other reports quoting the figure of £80k p/w.

The veteran certainly won't come cheap, then, and many QPR fans have expressed reservations in general over his age. The signings of Rio Ferdinand (arguably) and Park Ji-Sung seem to have proved that experience may not always be the pre-requisite to success.

There are, of course, those R's supporters that would welcome the 32-year-old with open arms. And why not? He is a proven goalscorer.

Well, the 'why not' column does have quite a few arguments in it. QPR certainly need another striker in terms of squad depth - and have since Loic Remy left for Chelsea. But is the former Spurs forward the answer?

Where, for instance, would he play if Eduardo Vargas, Junior Hoilett, Charlie Austin and Bobby Zamora were all also vying for a place in Redknapp's side(the quartet are in fine form at the moment)?

Such reasons are why the majority of QPR fans seem to have approached the latest reports with a hint of caution. The expectation now is that ex-Tottenham man Defoe will be confirmed an R's player in January. But will he prove a good signing...?

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