Wednesday, July 30, 2014
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has made it clear he wants to bring Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer to Loftus Road ahead of the new Premier League season.
The Rs’ have been touted with a move for the Dutch international for a number of weeks, with recent reports claiming Rangers midfielder Karl Henry could be used as part of a player-plus-cash bid to lure him away from Carrow Road.
City boss Neil Adams reiterated after Monday’s 5-1 friendly win over OGC Nice he wants to keep the 24-year-old but admitted City would find it difficult to turn down a big money offer for any of their top players, following on from Robert Snodgrass’ club-record sale to Hull City earlier this summer.
Redknapp is stepping up his bid to equip the Londoners for their top flight return after the acquisitions of defenders Steven Caulker and Rio Ferdinand.
“He’s a player we like but I don’t know where that one is at the moment,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News. “It’s been ongoing for a while but there are other people as well that we are looking at. I think we need a couple of midfield players and we have got other targets we are looking at. We need to strengthen in a few positions really to be strong enough to really have a go at it this year.”
Fer is currently on honeymoon after his wedding in Norwich last weekend but is scheduled to link up with his team mates on August 4 ahead of the Championship kick-off at Wolves on August 10.