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Warnock Plotting £6M Premiership Bargain Buy

Peter Crouch could be set for a return to Queens Park Rangers as Neil Warnock prepares to launch a £6m bid for the Spurs front man.

Harry Redknapp is believed to be open to offers for any of his forwards, despite having previously insisted that none of his ‘top players’ will be leaving the club this summer. Redknapp was thought to have preferred the sale of either Jermaine Defoe, Robbie Keane or Roman Pavlyuchenko, however, fully aware that he must sell before he can spend in this window, the Spurs boss knows that sale of Crouch would certainly generate some funds to look elsewhere.

Warnock has been relatively quiet in the transfer market until now having only signed Kieron Dyer and Jay Bothroyd on free transfers. However the Hoops boss seems resigned to losing his talisman Adel Taarabt after he informed the club of his desire to leave Loftus Road and, according to The People, Warnock has insisted to club owners that significant investment is essential if they are to remain in the top flight.

Significant investment at Spurs is also necessary if they are to challenge for a place in the top four this campaign. After a taste of the Champions League, the Tottenham players will be desperate to qualify for the competition again this season. However, just as the clubs around Tottenham have looked to bolster and improve their squads, Redknapp knows the same is required at Spurs if his side are going to secure qualification for Europe’s biggest club competition.

Spurs have been linked with a number of big names this summer, most recently that of Emmanuel Adebayor. With Manchester City believed to be valuing the Togo international at around £10m, Spurs cannot afford to only offload fringe players, but must be prepared to allow one or two of their top players leave White Hart Lane. With Luka Modric’s move to Chelsea still very much on the cards, should Crouch rejoin the club he made his League debut with in 2000, then this would certainly provide Redknapp and Levy with the financial power to bring in Spurs’ most wanted.

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