Redknapp to have funds to spend; two potential January targets

Harry Redknapp

We take a look at two possible targets for Queens Park Rangers in January.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp believes that he will have money to spend in the January transfer window, providing that they are not cut adrift at the bottom of the table.

Redknapp's QPR have improved hugely in recent times, but still occupy a place in the bottom three.

The media-friendly boss is not panicking, though, and he believes that Tony Fernandes will give him the funds to sign further quality to add to his squad in January. 

"If you are cut adrift at Christmas, you don't want to be going and getting yourself into trouble, but if we are still in there with a chance, which I think we will be, then the chairman will go out and let us get one or two players who could make the difference for us," he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

"I look at the table and think there are going to be seven or eight teams involved in that scrap."

Redknapp is famed for his clever dealings in the transfer window, but there have been few murmurings of who could be brought in.

Jermain Defoe is a confirmed target of the London club, after they failed to push a transfer over the line in the summer, but their current strikers are in good form so his addition may no longer be a necessity.

Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin have combined well up-top in the R's most recent games, while Eduardo Vargas looks a huge threat on the wing. 

Recruitments in other positions could be needed, though, as there are obvious deficiencies in the side, especially defensively.

Rio Ferdinand's arrival at the club over the summer has not had the desired impact, with the experienced defender failing to show he is capable of playing in the top-tier. 

If they do want an up-and-coming centre-back they could do worse than looking towards the Championship for their next choice.

Although Redknapp has a tendency to look towards the tried and tested, the second tier has some excellent players and Danny Batth of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks perfectly capable of playing at the top level. 

The commanding defender has already reportedly attracted interest from Aston Villa, but QPR's financial strength could put them at an advantage. 

Although it would be a risk to bring in a inexperienced player, having someone with a point to prove in their team could be a big advantage. 

Another player, at the other end of the scale, who could fit in at the club if they are prepared to spend is Aaron Lennon.

Redknapp has got the best out of the winger before and, with his chances limited at Tottenham Hotspur, he could well be available.

Spurs are said to be looking to receive a fee should they let Lennon go, but his pace could be a real asset to the team and provide them with an outlet in wide areas. 

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