The QPR manager Harry Redknapp has said that he is likely to make a January move for the Celtic striker Gary Hooper, who has attracted a lot of attention in recent months. The English striker is currently playing for the Scottish team, but he is widely tipped to return to England in the January transfer window. Redknapp has been keen to bring in his own players during the January transfer window and also boost the striking options within the squad. Due to the injury to Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson, Redknapp’s only striking option up front remains Cisse.
It is thought that the former Tottenham manager does not fully trust of the goalscoring abilities of the Frenchman. Hence, he has a linked with a number of strikers including the former Chelsea man Nicolas Anelka. The Frenchman is currently expected to leave the Chinese league after falling out with his current club Shanghai Shenhua, but the manager did admit recently that his wages could be a major problem. Anelka is currently on a contract worth around £ 220,000 per week, thus making him one of the best paid players in the world. Cooper has already scored 15 goals for Celtic in all competitions this season. Redknapp suggested after the match against Newcastle that he is likely to make a bid for him.
“Teams think they can screw you into the ground because you are desperate. They know you don’t want to get relegated. Whoever you bring has to be the right type, the right kind to get us out of the situation we are in,” said the QPR manager. Harry Redknapp suffered his first defeat as a QPR manager during the weekend after his team lost 1-0 against Newcastle United. This defeat follows the first win of the season for the club against Fulham last weekend.