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Redknapp in for Portuguese international

Here at the Football Transfer Tavern we predicted Harry Redknapp would be busy this transfer window and according to the latest reports emerging from Sky Sports, we were not wrong.

The QPR manager has been linked with a whole host of players this window and is trying his best to get his ailing side off the bottom of the table, and after the capture of Marseille’s Loic Remy, the former Spurs boss has begun to look to the defence.

The manager has faced up to the loss of New Zealand international Ryan Nelsen when the MLS season starts after the defender signed a deal to become manager of Toronto FC and is now looking for a replacement. Redknapp is believed to have watched Porto defender and Portuguese international Rolando who has earned 18 caps for the national side.

The imposing centre back is just what Redknapp feels he needs in order to solidify the back four and sees the 27-year-old as his next target this window.

Rolando has lifted a host of trophies in his career and would bring a winning pedigree to the Hoops side which they seem to be sorely lacking at the minute. Redknapp does not feel relegation is a certainty and now with a host of teams pulled into the dog fight including Aston Villa and Newcastle United, the manager is more certain than ever his side have a chance of staying up.

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