QPR manager Harry Redknapp has stated that he will not be looking to bring Jermain Defoe back to the Premier league. The former Tottenham striker has been linked with a return to the Premier league with QPR, which would see him reunited with his former manager Redknapp.
Even though Redknapp used Defoe sparingly in his final few years at Tottenham, the 31-year-old is one of the favourite players of the manager. There is a possibility that Defoe could come back at least on a loan spell during the Christmas period.
Defoe recently made the move to Toronto and he has been one of their important players. However, the MLS season finishes in a few months and Defoe will be able to play for another club during the off-season.
Even though some players have been against moving to European football during the MLS off-season as it would cause burnout, there have been players like David Beckham and Landon Donovan to have done this in the past, as noticed by PlainSailing.com. QPR returned to the Premier league after just one attempt and they are in the process of strengthening the squad substantially in order to survive.
The London club has already brought in players like Rio Ferdinand, which is a demonstration of their ambition. The former Manchester United man has come to the club on a free transfer. QPR have one of the largest wage bills in the country despite having just been promoted from the Championship.
“If he came permanently, if he said ‘listen, I want to come back to England’, I would be the first in the queue but that’s not going to happen. No, not for two months. To bring Jermain here for just two months would only be a distraction I think. To bring him back for two months would be a waste of time,” said Redknapp.