Sometimes it seems things cannot get any worse for a club, yet here at the Football Transfer Tavern we have to remind ourselves that this is football and it actually can do. According to the Daily Mail, Harry Redknapp and QPR are the latest club to fall victim to this truth.
The struggling Premier League side may have brought in more than a couple of players in the January transfer window, yet one of the signings that caused the biggest stir was that of Loic Remy. The creative striker cost Redknapp £8 million and was seen as one of the biggest hopes if the Hoops were to survive against all the odds this season.
Now despite the player being on wages of £80,000-a-week and the initial transfer fee costing the club a fair wack, he will be out for at least two months meaning he is helpless in steering the Loftus Road-based side clear of the drop. After an injury that Redknapp initially claimed was: “In the last minute of training, and he just struck a ball and felt it go,” the club are struggling to see what they will do after the latest blow. After trying and failing to sign both Peter Crouch and Peter Odemwingie on deadline day, the club now only have Jamie Mackie, Bobby Zamora and Jay Bothroyd as their fit first team strikers.