One transfer story on the agenda over a few weekend beers in the Football Transfer Tavern, concerns the future of Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole, with Paul Kelso of the Telegraph claiming the 31-year-old could be set for a reunion with Harry Redknapp at QPR.
It hasn’t taken Redknapp long to get back into the swing of things, with the former Spurs manager already finding himself linked with a host of big names as he attempts to save QPR from the drop. French striker Loic Remy, and even Chelsea’s Frank Lampard have found themselves linked, although it seems Cole is the most realistic option.
“I was interested in Remy at Tottenham but that was then. It’s a different situation now. He would be expensive. It all depends where we are in January,” Redknapp said.
“I signed Joe as an 11-year-old. I know him better than anyone. He’s been a top player and I still think there’s a top player in him. I like him very much as a player but there’s been no inquiry from Liverpool at the moment.”
Redknapp also showed he has not lost any of the wit and humour that has made him such a media darling, as he dismissed suggestions of a move for nephew Frank Lampard.
“Yeah, Frank’s really keen to leave Chelsea,” he said somewhat sarcastically. “Frank’s always wanted to play for QPR. He’s not bothered about playing Champions League or anything.”