Queens Park Rangers' reported swoop for Dani Osvaldo could be a major risk for the club to take, considering the personalities they already have in their dressing room.
The R's are said to have agreed to take on Osvaldo from Southampton, according to Italian site Calciomercato, but in doing so they would be taking a big gamble.
Osvaldo is clearly a talented player, but his attitude has spoiled his chances at Southampton and now with Inter Milan, where he is currently on loan, and for QPR to offer him a chance to restore his career would bring further complications to a volatile dressing room.
Adel Taraabt has developed a similar reputation to Osvaldo in recent times, with a succession of managers struggling to keep him focused, while Joey Barton is a particularly outspoken individual.
Bringing in another player who has a reputation as someone who is hard to control would be a huge test of Redknapp's managerial skills and, therefore, he may be best off steering clear of Osvaldo.
In a footballing sense there is no guarantee he will work out, with his previous showings in the Premier League being short of quality, and the risk looks greater than the reward with the transfer.
The R's may be on the look-out for a striker, but they may be better off picking a safer option than Osvaldo.