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...?
So, if Defoe signs, what formation/style will we be playing? Cant play 'big man' hold up with Charlie and Defoe? #QPR— George (@DevsQPR) November 5, 2014
I assume that Defoe is a smashin lad who always tries is eart out, smashin lad. top lad. #qpr Assuming we are relaxed abt FFP...— Oliver george (@PhoenixOliver13) November 5, 2014
I fear If we sign Jermaine Defoe, he will turn into another SWP. #qpr— Yousef Marafi® (@Yousef_QPR) November 5, 2014
Defoe on a 3-year deal on 90k a week at the age of 32. His agent should take a bow. #QPR— Rob Brennan (@RobBrennan82) November 5, 2014
Defoe's wages have already dropped 10k overnight....Who knows in a weeks time they may be affordable. #QPR— Barry Byrne (@ByrneBarry) November 5, 2014
This supposed Jermaine Defoe deal.. *bangs head on desk* #QPR— Colin G (@colgr1981) November 5, 2014