Redknapp hoping to bring Wayne Bridge to Loftus Road this summer.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he wants to sign Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge as he begins rejigging the club’s playing squad following relegation to the Championship.
The former England international is out of contract at the Etihad Stadium this summer after spending the season on loan at Championship outfit Brighton and Hove Albion.
Redknapp says he will speak to Hoops owner Tony Fernandes about the 32-year-old on Wednesday.
“I’m trying to get Wayne Bridge, I thought he did fantastically well with Brighton, he’d be a good left-back for us. He’s got great experience, looks in great shape and is a player I want to bring in on a free,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News.
“I’m hoping that’s the first deal I can do. Tony is away, but I’ll speak to him today and see if we can get the deal done.”
Redknapp, 66, added that he must have final say on transfers this summer.
“If we don’t change it, and I don’t get the players that I want to bring in, then we have not got a chance,” Redknapp added.
“You can’t have other people have a say at all, I’m a football person and I’ve got a staff around me of football people.
“We’ve got to make the decisions, and if we make the right ones we will have a chance. Otherwise, if other people want to make decisions we’ve got no chance.
“If I don’t get that then I wouldn’t stick around. I’ll speak to Tony Fernandes, they’ve got to back me with the people I want. I’m not asking him to spend money, I’m looking at a couple of free transfers.”