Redknapp might consider a move if Defoe moves back permanently.
QPR are not going to pursue a potential loan deal for England international striker Jermain Defoe, reports talkSPORT.
The Hoops’ boss Harry Redknapp has signed Defoe several times for the clubs he had managed in the past, and still seems to rate him very highly, but is not in favour of a loan move for the former Spurs ace and current MLS star.
Defoe left Tottenham Hotspur and the Premier League last season for FC Toronto, seeking more first team football and a change of scenery.
He was then ignored in England’s 2014 World Cup squad by Roy Hodgson, and although he does have a staunch admirer in Redknapp, a return to London seems to be a slim possibility.
Stating that he would only consider moving for the 31-year old on a permanent basis, Redknapp said recently, “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.”
It would be interesting to see whether Defoe would want to come back to top level competition in England for good after having starred for Spurs for nearly 10 years, but Redknapp feels that a temporary loan deal even during the MLS off-season in January could be a mere distraction for the 55 times capped England international.
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