West Londoners keen to add more firepower to their attack.
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is considering making a late bid for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, according to reports in the Independent.
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The giant England international has two years left on his current contract at the Britannia stadium, where he is the club’s highest-paid player, but Stoke manager Tony Pulis is understood to be keen to do a deal that could also include the West Londoners’ front man Jamie Mackie plus a further £4 million.
Whether Crouch, however, would be prepared to swap Stoke for a relegation battle at Loftus Road though remains another matter entirely, but the player is from Ealing and did sign for QPR back in 2000 when Gerry Francis was their head coach.
However, if anyone can persuade the player to make the move it would be QPR boss Redknapp, who actually signed Crouch back in 2001 when he was Director of Football at Portsmouth.
“I’ve always taken Crouchy where I’ve been: Southampton, Portsmouth, Tottenham… I love him as a boy,” Redknapp said.
“Whether Stoke would sell him, I don’t know. Chris Samba is a player you’d love to have, and the chairman’s working on several options.”
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