Loftus Road manager targets White Hart Lane, Upton Park and Britannia Stadium stars.
Redknapp has agreed terms on a £3million-a-year two-and-a-half contract at Loftus Road, and has been promised substantial bonuses if he can keep QPR in the Premier League this season.
In order to do that, Redknapp believes he needs up to three new signings in the January transfer window, and the former Spurs boss is targeting proven performers.
They include ex-QPR striker Peter Crouch, who is currently at Stoke, along with West Ham captain Kevin Nolan, but his top target will be a reunion with Tottenham’s Defoe.
Harry Redknapp was in the stands to watch QPR blow a lead and drop to a 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford and will know all to well that he faces something of a mountain to climb to get his West London side out of the drop zone and has set his sights on a trio of talents he feels can help in the battle.
One would have thought that Redknapp’s main focus of attention would be the Super Hoops defence, which has conceded a massive 26 goals in 13 Premier League matches, securing just one clean sheet in the process at home to Chelsea. That said, goals have also been hard to come by and it’s perhaps no surprise that the former Tottenham boss would target two of his former charges.
Moves to capture Jermain Defoe would surely be dealt a blow by the fact that Andre Villas-Boas has shown a lot of faith in the England man, who in turn has been in relatively good form and is the North London club’s top scorer.
Peter Crouch is a crucial focal point of the Stoke City attack and as such Tony Pulis is also going to fight tooth and nail to keep hold of the giant forward. Similarly West Ham’s solid start to their return to the top tier is due in no small part to the displays of attacking midfielder Kevin Nolan and Sam Allardyce is not likely to entertain offers for his club captain.
As such Redknapp may do well to make more realistic plans to boost his Loftus Road squad or alternatively look to make the most of a squad that has the talent and strength in depth to drag itself out of danger, perhaps just lacking the motivational push to do so.