The QPR manager doesn’t hold out much hope for landing Ferdinand and Lampard.
After earning promotion back to the Premier League on Saturday, QPR manager Harry Redknapp has revealed his plans for signing Rio Ferdinand from Manchester United and Chelsea’s Frank Lampard.
Both veterans are out of contract at their respective clubs this summer and Ferdinand has admitted he is leaving Old Trafford, whilst Lampard’s future with the Blues remains in doubt.
It means that Redknapp could swoop in for two players he knows very well in a bid to keep the Hoops in the English top flight at the first time of asking.
However, the 67-year-old remains very doubtful that he would be able to tempt the two 35-year-olds to Loftus Road.
“I would think there’s absolutely no chance of getting Frank. He’s at Chelsea,” Redknapp was quoted by the Daily Express.
“I’d be very surprised if Chelsea don’t keep him anyway – he’s just been such a fantastic player.
“Rio’s now a free agent but I’m sure he’s going to have so many offers.
“Again, I love Rio, I signed them both as 15-year-olds but the chances of getting them to QPR are very slim.”
Redknapp has a reputation of being able to negotiate transfers against the odds however and has the added advantage of being very close to both players.
That is because the boss gave them their first chances in professional football back when they were all at West Ham United and he is also Lampard’s uncle.
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