QPR boss Harry Redknapp targets Major League Soccer loans
QPR boss Harry Redknapp plans to bring in some Major League Soccer players on loan in January, with former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane top of his list.
Redknapp, 65, will meet owner Tony Fernandes next week as he discusses how to improve the squad that is currently bottom of the table on six points.
Robbie Keane's clubs
- 1997-99 Wolverhampton Wanderers (29 goals in 88 apps)
- 1999-2000 Coventry City (12 in 34)
- 2000-01 Inter Milan (2 in 13)
- 2001-02 Leeds United (19 in 56)
- 2002-08 Tottenham Hotspur (107 in 254)
- 2008-09 Liverpool (7 in 28)
- 2009-11 Tottenham Hotspur (15 in 52)
- 2010 Celtic (16 in 19)
- 2011 West Ham United (2 in 10)
- 2011-date LA Galaxy (27 in 48)
- 2012 Aston Villa (3 in 7)
The North American league finished last weekend, and resumes in March.
"The MLS market is one that we've got to look at. Robbie's a good shout - he's a good pro," Redknapp said.
"He would be the ideal type to have around for sure because he would give us something. I haven't spoken to him yet, but he would be an interesting player."
Redknapp brought Keane back to Spurs from Liverpool for an initial £12m in February 2009, and the Irishman scored 15 goals in 52 appearances before he was allowed to join David Beckham at the Los Angeles Galaxy for an undisclosed fee in August 2011.
Keane - who scored 22 goals in the Galaxy's triumphant 2012-13 MLS campaign - also enjoyed a seven-game spell at Aston Villa during the last MLS off-season.
Former Everton pair Landon Donovan and Tim Cahill - now at LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls respectively - are further potential north American-based targets for Redknapp, with previous reports indicating he will be restricted to mostly loan signings after QPR spent heavily in the summer market.