While Jermain Defoe continues to look on from the bench and watch his teams impressive run carry on without him, a move to QPR may not be a bad idea for the England international.
QPR are believed to be keeping tabs on Defoe’s current situation, and Neil Warnock has stressed that his side are in desperate need to sign an experienced Premier League striker. Defoe would not only bring experience but he is also very clinical in front of goal; he would be a great acquisition for Neil Warnock’s side and could be significant to their survival in the top flight division.
It must be noted that this is just speculation and no official bid has yet been put forward by QPR, but according to the ‘Daily Mail’ , QPR have targeted the 29-year-old as their prime target. To say that QPR would be a step down in his career is an understatement but Defoe is getting to an age that he needs to play football regularly. He is at his peak stage and doesn’t have alot of time left to develop as a player and a move to QPR could be a wise move for the hopeful England striker. Defoe is not guaranteed a place in Capello’s squad for Euro 2012 and he like Pavlyuchenko need to play football regularly in order to earn their seat on the plane.
It wouldn’t be the first time Defoe has left Tottenham to seek more first team football, in 2008 he left Spurs to join a so called ‘lesser team’ Portsmouth and it turned out to be a productive move. So a move to QPR is not out of the question.
As a fellow Spurs fan I would hate to see Defoe leave, I still believe he has a part to play and it would be pointless for us to sell him. However looking at it from Defoe’s perspective I do understand the predicament he is in, and wouldn’t be shocked if he did decide to leave us. He loves football, he loves scoring goals and he isn’t the type of player that is satisfied to sit on the bench and receive a huge paycheck.
Defoe has been pushed out of the picture since the arrival of Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor and the good form of Rafael Van Der Vaart, and Warnock believes he can convince the striker that his future lies at Loftus Road. Jermain Defoe admitted earlier in the season that he felt stronger and physically in the best shape of his career, but to still not get in the team says a lot. If Defoe continues to be a spectator for Tottenham up until the January transfer window, a move away from White Hart Lane does look inevitable.
For me personally a move to QPR would be excruciating to watch. How would you feel about that?