Queens Park Rangers to miss out on Spurs star.
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is not confident of signing Tottenham winger Andros Townsend on a permanent deal, according to West London Sport.
The 22-year-old had a successful loan spell at Loftus Road for the second half of the 2012/13 season, and Redknapp admits he would be keen to work with the talented attacker again, particularly as he doesn’t look close to becoming a first-team regular at White Hart Lane.
However, he doesn’t currently believe that Spurs will let Townsend go out on loan again, as well as feeling that he may be too expensive to bring in permanently.
“Andros did great last year but Tottenham don’t really want to sell him. He’s not for sale as far as I know,” Redknapp said.
“It’s difficult. I couldn’t see us being able to buy him. I think he’d be too expensive for us. But I do like Andros – he’d be brilliant.
“I’d love to sign him on loan but whether we could do that, I wouldn’t bet on it.”
Redknapp has been linked with a number of raids on his old club this summer, with the likes of Scott Parker and Jermain Defoe thought to be high on his list of priorities.
A move for Parker could be close to completion, with the 32-year-old surplus to requirements at Spurs, though manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that England striker Defoe won’t be leaving the club.