Harry Redknapp endorses West Brom approach for Matt Phillips

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The former Queens Park Rangers manager also extended a hand to Baggies manager Tony Pulis.

West Bromwich Albion failed in a bid for QPR winger Matt Phillips earlier this week, according to Sky Sports, with the midlands club offering around £5 million for his services – roughly half what the R’s demand.

The Baggies are expected to resume talks next week in a bid to move negotiations on and former R’s boss Harry Redknapp took to Kicca to endorse the move, in the meantime.

“I see Tony Pulis is interested in signing Matty Phillips for West Brom,” wrote Redknapp.

“He’s a good player and a good lad, he’s strong, he’s quick and if Tony wants to call for a chat I’ll happily fill him in on more details. He’d be a good buy for West Brom.”

QPR fans are unlikely to appreciate their former manager’s comments, but an exodus of some of their better performers from last season was always to be expected following their relegation from the Premier League and subsequent return to the Championship.

Phillips was one of the bright sparks in an otherwise disappointing campaign, with his power and pace a constant threat despite QPR’s league troubles, and a stay at Loftus Road now looks unlikely.

The £10 million reportedly quoted for the 25-year old veers a tad on the high side and West Brom will be hopeful of securing a deal for some way less than that in the coming weeks.

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