Redknapp wants Crouch and Parker at QPR

Harry Redknapp hopes to be reunited with two of his former Tottenham Hotspur charges at Queens Park Rangers, according to the Daily Mail, with Scott Parker, still of Spurs, and Stoke City’s Peter Crouch on the manager’s wish list.

Redknapp is currently plotting how to return the R’s to the Premier League at the first time of asking after the London club dropped out of the top flight last season, and as well as moving on a number of players, he wants to clinch significant arrivals at Loftus Road.

But to sign Parker and Crouch, Redknapp will need the players’ current clubs to agree to continue paying part of their wages, as the full value is currently too rich for Rangers’ taste. Each is said to earn in the region of £70,000 and while both are free to leave their current clubs, could still prove too expensive for Redknapp’s budget.

Parker has been given the green light to leave White Hart Lane as Andre Villas-Boas overhauls his midfield with the arrival of Paulinho from Corinthians while Crouch can leave Stoke for £2m as Mark Hughes attempts to generate funds to rebuild the Potters’ squad.

Both Parker and Crouch were signed for Spurs by Redknapp, with Crouch playing in the side that qualified for the Champions League and reached the quarter-finals of the competition in 2011, and Parker arriving from West Ham in the summer of that year.

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