Harry Redknapp unsure whether Queens Park Rangers will pursue a move for Watford captain Troy Deeney as Loic Remy may remain at Loftus Road

Rangers boss Harry Redknapp. Picture: Action Images

Rangers boss Harry Redknapp. Picture: Action Images

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Harry Redknapp says he isn’t sure whether Queens Park Rangers will continue to pursue a move for Troy Deeney as Loic Remy may remain at Loftus Road after failing a medical with Liverpool.

The Hoops boss was quoted on Monday stating Rangers’ chairman Tony Fernandes had been talking to Watford over a potential deal for the 26-year-old Hornets striker.

French international Remy was set for a switch to Merseyside at that point but the move broke down and he could now remain with the R’s.

Watford captain Deeney has been the subject of several offers from Premier League sides, with Leicester City, Burnley and Swansea City all making official bids.

Everton and Norwich City have also been linked with the Hornets captain and when asked yesterday if Rangers were still interested in Deeney, who scored 25 goals last season, Redknapp said: “He's [Deeney] a player that's been mentioned, we've spoken about him. He's a player we were interested in. Nothing has happened there at the moment but he was on the list. Whether we pursue it, I'm not sure at the moment."

Redknapp added he did not know if Remy staying at Loftus Road would affect a potential deal for Deeney.

He continued: “We have to wait to see what happens with Loic Remy. He's back with us now and if he's here we need to know whether he's going to stay or not because we can't be losing him on transfer deadline and then not having a striker.

“You can't go in with two strikers, with Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin. We need to make sure we're prepared. If he (Remy) is going to stay we need that commitment now. We need to get him going, fit and playing."

Redknapp appears to be prioritising the centre of midfield over a striking replacement. He says the club need to bring in couple of players in that position before the start of their Premier League campaign.

He explained: “You can’t go into a season with just Karl Henry, Joey Barton and Alejandro Faurlin. It’s impossible.

“You can’t have just three midfield players so we need a couple of top quality midfielders to come in and give us some strength in there.”

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10:45am Wed 30 Jul 14

Abbotshorn says...

Well done Harry, usual unsettling of players that dont belong to you and then walk away...Jog on and look elsewhere
Well done Harry, usual unsettling of players that dont belong to you and then walk away...Jog on and look elsewhere Abbotshorn
  • Score: 68

10:49am Wed 30 Jul 14

goldanboy says...

Let's start worrying when he's discussing players through car windows...
Let's start worrying when he's discussing players through car windows... goldanboy
  • Score: 31

10:49am Wed 30 Jul 14

1watford says...

No Income Tax No VAT,
No premier point off Man City,
You're in the Dock and Looking Pale,
Harry Redknapps going to jail......

loved that when we sung this to him in the FA Cup when he was Spurs Manager.....
No Income Tax No VAT, No premier point off Man City, You're in the Dock and Looking Pale, Harry Redknapps going to jail...... loved that when we sung this to him in the FA Cup when he was Spurs Manager..... 1watford
  • Score: 22

10:56am Wed 30 Jul 14

Ramageland says...

I can't imagine this will unsettle Deeney. If he has genuine career aspirations then not getting a move to a nothing club like QPR is not going to bother him, in fact, it will probably serve him better in the long run. Smack in 15-20 goals by January and proper Prem' clubs will soon start bidding.
I can't imagine this will unsettle Deeney. If he has genuine career aspirations then not getting a move to a nothing club like QPR is not going to bother him, in fact, it will probably serve him better in the long run. Smack in 15-20 goals by January and proper Prem' clubs will soon start bidding. Ramageland
  • Score: 18

10:57am Wed 30 Jul 14

suffolkhornet says...

It's not really a WFC story so why stir it up!! Does the Observer want WFC to lose him ?? I thought they were on WFCs side!!!
It's not really a WFC story so why stir it up!! Does the Observer want WFC to lose him ?? I thought they were on WFCs side!!! suffolkhornet
  • Score: -33

10:59am Wed 30 Jul 14

only5foot3 says...

unlike redknapp to unsettle other clubs players through the press.
unlike redknapp to unsettle other clubs players through the press. only5foot3
  • Score: 23

11:05am Wed 30 Jul 14

1watford says...

Ramageland wrote:
I can't imagine this will unsettle Deeney. If he has genuine career aspirations then not getting a move to a nothing club like QPR is not going to bother him, in fact, it will probably serve him better in the long run. Smack in 15-20 goals by January and proper Prem' clubs will soon start bidding.
Agree 110%
[quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: I can't imagine this will unsettle Deeney. If he has genuine career aspirations then not getting a move to a nothing club like QPR is not going to bother him, in fact, it will probably serve him better in the long run. Smack in 15-20 goals by January and proper Prem' clubs will soon start bidding.[/p][/quote]Agree 110% 1watford
  • Score: 10

11:06am Wed 30 Jul 14

1watford says...

suffolkhornet wrote:
It's not really a WFC story so why stir it up!! Does the Observer want WFC to lose him ?? I thought they were on WFCs side!!!
TBH I doubt any article on here would unsettle anyone
[quote][p][bold]suffolkhornet[/bold] wrote: It's not really a WFC story so why stir it up!! Does the Observer want WFC to lose him ?? I thought they were on WFCs side!!![/p][/quote]TBH I doubt any article on here would unsettle anyone 1watford
  • Score: 5

11:18am Wed 30 Jul 14

miked2006 says...

1watford wrote:
suffolkhornet wrote:
It's not really a WFC story so why stir it up!! Does the Observer want WFC to lose him ?? I thought they were on WFCs side!!!
TBH I doubt any article on here would unsettle anyone
They do slightly unsettle my view on humanity.
[quote][p][bold]1watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suffolkhornet[/bold] wrote: It's not really a WFC story so why stir it up!! Does the Observer want WFC to lose him ?? I thought they were on WFCs side!!![/p][/quote]TBH I doubt any article on here would unsettle anyone[/p][/quote]They do slightly unsettle my view on humanity. miked2006
  • Score: 2

11:26am Wed 30 Jul 14

tommy gunn says...

Poor old Harry, looks as if he's saddled with Remy and his huge wage bill, doubt if anyone will touch him now after the Liverpool fiasco. He obviously wanted Troy on the cheap, he's dealing with a different club these days, I'm pleased to say.
Poor old Harry, looks as if he's saddled with Remy and his huge wage bill, doubt if anyone will touch him now after the Liverpool fiasco. He obviously wanted Troy on the cheap, he's dealing with a different club these days, I'm pleased to say. tommy gunn
  • Score: 18

11:26am Wed 30 Jul 14

Hopemole says...

Crystal Palace have signed Fraizer Campbell for less than a million.What an astute guy Tony. Pulis is.What price Deeney now.Thankfully it looks like we might hang onto him.Worried about time it Will take to bed down new players. We Will need to be patient while Beppe finds his strongest blend.Good to have strong cover,but Burnley and Leicester were the divisions most settled sides last year.
Crystal Palace have signed Fraizer Campbell for less than a million.What an astute guy Tony. Pulis is.What price Deeney now.Thankfully it looks like we might hang onto him.Worried about time it Will take to bed down new players. We Will need to be patient while Beppe finds his strongest blend.Good to have strong cover,but Burnley and Leicester were the divisions most settled sides last year. Hopemole
  • Score: 10

11:40am Wed 30 Jul 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Does anyone give a t0ss what his problems are with his over paid mercenaries.

No concern to Watford fans.
Does anyone give a t0ss what his problems are with his over paid mercenaries. No concern to Watford fans. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 17

11:51am Wed 30 Jul 14

HornetJJ says...

More to the point Deeney doesn't fancy QPR!
More to the point Deeney doesn't fancy QPR! HornetJJ
  • Score: 12

12:36pm Wed 30 Jul 14

llloydwithathirdl says...

I think it will go to transfer deadline day, Harry Redknapp hanging out of the car window, telling Sky Sports he doesn't know what's happening.

Good for us, as we'll get a few games with Deeney, and the last minute price will be even more inflated thanks to QPR's desperation.
I think it will go to transfer deadline day, Harry Redknapp hanging out of the car window, telling Sky Sports he doesn't know what's happening. Good for us, as we'll get a few games with Deeney, and the last minute price will be even more inflated thanks to QPR's desperation. llloydwithathirdl
  • Score: 4

12:49pm Wed 30 Jul 14

SJM...laugh at luton says...

HARRY

WNKER

Cnt

REDKNAPP
HARRY WNKER Cnt REDKNAPP SJM...laugh at luton
  • Score: -20

1:17pm Wed 30 Jul 14

JohnnyHornet says...

I think TD would probably be ROFPHSL at the thought QPhaha had the audacity to make an offer and that TD would lower himself going there to bench warm, then for 'Arry to finally admit what we have known all along that he doesn't know what's going on is pure comedy.
I think TD would probably be ROFPHSL at the thought QPhaha had the audacity to make an offer and that TD would lower himself going there to bench warm, then for 'Arry to finally admit what we have known all along that he doesn't know what's going on is pure comedy. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: -2

1:18pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Urban Bear says...

Back peddling because he's been told to do one, more like.
Back peddling because he's been told to do one, more like. Urban Bear
  • Score: 2

1:44pm Wed 30 Jul 14

mkhornet says...

SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
HARRY

WNKER

Cnt

REDKNAPP
Don't think this post is in with a chance of winning the "Booker Prize"
[quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: HARRY WNKER Cnt REDKNAPP[/p][/quote]Don't think this post is in with a chance of winning the "Booker Prize" mkhornet
  • Score: 5

2:23pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Harrydownunder says...

He's probably trying to lower the asking price by appearing to not be interested. When all along we know he has pics of Deeney by the side of his bed! Sorry Harry, sounds like you're very under prepared for the season! A true yo yo club. ....
He's probably trying to lower the asking price by appearing to not be interested. When all along we know he has pics of Deeney by the side of his bed! Sorry Harry, sounds like you're very under prepared for the season! A true yo yo club. .... Harrydownunder
  • Score: 5

2:31pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Watford82 says...

Hopemole wrote:
Crystal Palace have signed Fraizer Campbell for less than a million.What an astute guy Tony. Pulis is.What price Deeney now.Thankfully it looks like we might hang onto him.Worried about time it Will take to bed down new players. We Will need to be patient while Beppe finds his strongest blend.Good to have strong cover,but Burnley and Leicester were the divisions most settled sides last year.
Campbell had a release clause in his contract of £900,000 which (as I understand it) could be activated if Cardiff were to go down.

He is not exactly a prolific striker in any case, and is definitely not a benchmark for TD's valuation.
[quote][p][bold]Hopemole[/bold] wrote: Crystal Palace have signed Fraizer Campbell for less than a million.What an astute guy Tony. Pulis is.What price Deeney now.Thankfully it looks like we might hang onto him.Worried about time it Will take to bed down new players. We Will need to be patient while Beppe finds his strongest blend.Good to have strong cover,but Burnley and Leicester were the divisions most settled sides last year.[/p][/quote]Campbell had a release clause in his contract of £900,000 which (as I understand it) could be activated if Cardiff were to go down. He is not exactly a prolific striker in any case, and is definitely not a benchmark for TD's valuation. Watford82
  • Score: 4

2:37pm Wed 30 Jul 14

lockerbiehornet says...

SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
HARRY

WNKER

Cnt

REDKNAPP
You really do have the intellectual capacity of a plate of jelly don't you? The 2nd time you've posted in 2 days and once again it's full of intelligent words. Imbecile
[quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: HARRY WNKER Cnt REDKNAPP[/p][/quote]You really do have the intellectual capacity of a plate of jelly don't you? The 2nd time you've posted in 2 days and once again it's full of intelligent words. Imbecile lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 13

5:50pm Wed 30 Jul 14

SJM...laugh at luton says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
HARRY

WNKER

Cnt

REDKNAPP
You really do have the intellectual capacity of a plate of jelly don't you? The 2nd time you've posted in 2 days and once again it's full of intelligent words. Imbecile
U r a nob mate
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: HARRY WNKER Cnt REDKNAPP[/p][/quote]You really do have the intellectual capacity of a plate of jelly don't you? The 2nd time you've posted in 2 days and once again it's full of intelligent words. Imbecile[/p][/quote]U r a nob mate SJM...laugh at luton
  • Score: -11

6:39pm Wed 30 Jul 14

lockerbiehornet says...

SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
HARRY

WNKER

Cnt

REDKNAPP
You really do have the intellectual capacity of a plate of jelly don't you? The 2nd time you've posted in 2 days and once again it's full of intelligent words. Imbecile
U r a nob mate
And another one, how do you do it?? U-N-I-N-T-E-L-L-I-G-
E-N-T
[quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: HARRY WNKER Cnt REDKNAPP[/p][/quote]You really do have the intellectual capacity of a plate of jelly don't you? The 2nd time you've posted in 2 days and once again it's full of intelligent words. Imbecile[/p][/quote]U r a nob mate[/p][/quote]And another one, how do you do it?? U-N-I-N-T-E-L-L-I-G- E-N-T lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 9

8:58pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Hopemole says...

Watford82 wrote:
Hopemole wrote:
Crystal Palace have signed Fraizer Campbell for less than a million.What an astute guy Tony. Pulis is.What price Deeney now.Thankfully it looks like we might hang onto him.Worried about time it Will take to bed down new players. We Will need to be patient while Beppe finds his strongest blend.Good to have strong cover,but Burnley and Leicester were the divisions most settled sides last year.
Campbell had a release clause in his contract of £900,000 which (as I understand it) could be activated if Cardiff were to go down.

He is not exactly a prolific striker in any case, and is definitely not a benchmark for TD's valuation.
He scored 13 in the premiership for a struggling club last season having got over his cruciate ligament problems. Troy is unproven at that level.
[quote][p][bold]Watford82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hopemole[/bold] wrote: Crystal Palace have signed Fraizer Campbell for less than a million.What an astute guy Tony. Pulis is.What price Deeney now.Thankfully it looks like we might hang onto him.Worried about time it Will take to bed down new players. We Will need to be patient while Beppe finds his strongest blend.Good to have strong cover,but Burnley and Leicester were the divisions most settled sides last year.[/p][/quote]Campbell had a release clause in his contract of £900,000 which (as I understand it) could be activated if Cardiff were to go down. He is not exactly a prolific striker in any case, and is definitely not a benchmark for TD's valuation.[/p][/quote]He scored 13 in the premiership for a struggling club last season having got over his cruciate ligament problems. Troy is unproven at that level. Hopemole
  • Score: 0

9:28pm Wed 30 Jul 14

croxley46 says...

I see Everton have bought Lukaku for over £20m so doubt if they can afford Troy as well. Hope he doesn't go to QPR, stay with us Troy and be a PL player in a year's time.
I don't think any other clubs can afford the £9-10m valuation unless there's a surprise last-minute bidder (Spurs?)
I see Everton have bought Lukaku for over £20m so doubt if they can afford Troy as well. Hope he doesn't go to QPR, stay with us Troy and be a PL player in a year's time. I don't think any other clubs can afford the £9-10m valuation unless there's a surprise last-minute bidder (Spurs?) croxley46
  • Score: -2

10:49pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Eurotourhorn says...

Well Harry 'don't let him near your finances' Redknapp is a real pro manager. Two weeks away from prem season and he has three midfielders that wouldn't worry the championship let alone prem. It's going to be so satisfying to see this chump ( sorry chimps are more intelligent; they know how to use a mobile!) bottom of the league. He will walk before he is fired cos the chairman wouldn't give him £500 m. Dream on you fraud Harry. Horns must hang out for £12 m and they can't take the risk cos all Fernandes will have left will be loose change to buy four more players.
Well Harry 'don't let him near your finances' Redknapp is a real pro manager. Two weeks away from prem season and he has three midfielders that wouldn't worry the championship let alone prem. It's going to be so satisfying to see this chump ( sorry chimps are more intelligent; they know how to use a mobile!) bottom of the league. He will walk before he is fired cos the chairman wouldn't give him £500 m. Dream on you fraud Harry. Horns must hang out for £12 m and they can't take the risk cos all Fernandes will have left will be loose change to buy four more players. Eurotourhorn
  • Score: 0

8:26am Thu 31 Jul 14

VOReason says...

I know:

a) redknapp is a ar5e and pushes boundaries when tapping up players
b) in an ideal world deeney stays

However we were in a very strong position when everton, qpr, west ham, Leicester and burnley were interested. it was certainly a sellers market and 10m looked very achievable if the pozzos wanted to sell at the right value.

The top 3 have acquired strikers, burnley don't have the money and Leicester have gone quiet. We are not in quite as strong a position as we were a week ago IF the pozzos were looking to cash in at optimum value.
I know: a) redknapp is a ar5e and pushes boundaries when tapping up players b) in an ideal world deeney stays However we were in a very strong position when everton, qpr, west ham, Leicester and burnley were interested. it was certainly a sellers market and 10m looked very achievable if the pozzos wanted to sell at the right value. The top 3 have acquired strikers, burnley don't have the money and Leicester have gone quiet. We are not in quite as strong a position as we were a week ago IF the pozzos were looking to cash in at optimum value. VOReason
  • Score: -1

1:17pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Chris the Vic says...

with a £65m loss a squad to die for they almost messed up promotion.

Now the mouth says he has only one fit striker.

As for Troy we are in a wonderful position. We want him to stay so we either get £10m or we keep him. seems a win win situation and hopefully he and Vydra can pick up from 15 months ago
with a £65m loss a squad to die for they almost messed up promotion. Now the mouth says he has only one fit striker. As for Troy we are in a wonderful position. We want him to stay so we either get £10m or we keep him. seems a win win situation and hopefully he and Vydra can pick up from 15 months ago Chris the Vic
  • Score: 2

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