In Friday’s edition of the French newspaper L’Equipe, Inter Milan midfielder Yann M’Vila has been linked with a move to the Premier League. Both Queens Park Rangers and West Bromich Albion were mentioned in the article - and there is a chance that the former French international’s career could be saved by Harry Redknapp.
Back in 2013, M’Vila had the world at his feet. He had played 126 times for Rennes in Ligue 1 and was a pillar of Laurent Blanc’s France squad.
It was expected that the defensive midfielder would go on to play for one of the biggest and best sides in Europe.
But M’Vila’s career started to go backwards when he was banned from international football by the French Football Federation after breaking curfew playing for the under-21s. His two-year exclusion led to the beginning of the downfall.
To most people’s surprise, M’Vila decided to move to Rubin Kazan in Russia. He had to wait three months before making his Russian Premier League debut. Over the course of two seasons, M’Vila would play 24 games - but reports emerged that he wasn’t happy.
In July 2014, M’Vila joined Italian side Inter Milan on a year’s loan but, after only three starts, Robert Mancini reportedly wants to end his loan deal early, with English clubs linked with having to return to Russia.
As Harry Redknapp tries to save QPR’s safety in the Premier League, he could use the same M’Vila that was a star at Rennes. This season, the centre of midfield has been patrolled by Joey Barton and Karl Henry. On his day, M’Vila would give QPR stability and controlled possession of the ball in these vital areas.
M’Vila would be the perfect player in the Hoops midfield and he would also shore up the defence. QPR have the worst defensive record in the league, conceding 39 goals in 22 games. If they can’t improve their centre-backs, making a defensive midfield signing would be ideal.
Redknapp needs defensive help and M’Vila needs something to resurrect his career. It could be the perfect move for everyone involved.