Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp comments on Tottenham Hotspur’s Emmanuel Adebayor

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Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp seems to be open to signing Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Harry Redknapp has told BBC Sport that the only way Emmanuel Adebayor will join Queens Park Rangers tonight is if he has “a change of heart”.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Adebayor has been linked with a number of clubs on transfer deadline day, QPR being one of them.

The Sun claims that QPR are interested in the striker, while BBC Sport reports that West Ham United want him.

The Daily Mail has linked the former Arsenal and Manchester City star with a move to Crystal Palace, while, according to The Mirror, Stoke City want him.

London outfit QPR have not made any signings on transfer deadline day and are unlikely to do so, says Redknapp.

However, the former Tottenham manager is open to bringing in Adebayor if the player wants to join the struggling Premier League outfit.

"Unless there is an absolute miracle, nothing is going to happen,” Redknapp told BBC Sport. "Emmanuel Adebayor? Nothing there either unless there is a change of heart from the player.”

Adebayor is currently the third-choice striker at Tottenham, and is unlikely to get much playing time between now and the end of the season if he remains at White Hart Lane.

However, joining QPR will be a step down for a player who has donned the shirts of big clubs such as Arsenal, City and Real Madrid.

One suspects that much depends on what Adebayor plans to do between now and the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

If the Togo international remains at Tottenham, then he will be spending a lot of time on the substitutes’ bench; if he moves to QPR, then he will have to work very hard as Rangers are struggling for survival in the Premier League.

Would Adebayor be up for the challenge which would await him at Loftus Road?

Only he knows.

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