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West Ham United & QPR battle for Argentine

saviola.jpgOne of the Football Transfer Tavern’s favourite nostalgic strikers Javier Saviola could finally be on his way to England this summer with West Ham United and QPR battling it out for his signature, according to Sky Sports.

The Hammers were favourites to sign the free agent who left Malaga at the end of last season but QPR and Harry Redknapp have entered the race to sign him despite being relegated to the Championship last season.

The Argentine has enjoyed a glorious career playing for both Barclelona and Real Madrid but is looking for a new challenge and England certainly offers him that.

Scottish champions Celtic are prepared to offer the former Benfica man Champions League football but the forward would find it hard to turn down a move to England.

“Javier is more than keen on linking up with Harry Redknapp, he knows his teams play good football and the chance of helping QPR to promotion is genuinely appealing to him,” a source close to the player confirmed to Sky Sports.

“Javier’s next move is not about the finances, he wants a footballing challenge and England gives him that.”

Will Saviola end up on these shores this season, and with whom? Let us know your thoughts below.

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