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Redknapp confirms Crouch scouting

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that the club has looked into the possibility of signing Peter Crouch for a number of times in the last two transfer windows. The 33-year-old striker has an uncertain future with Stoke City, has his contract runs out in the end of the campaign. Given his age, it is highly unlikely that Stoke will be looking to renew the deal. This has opened the possibility of Crouch being reunited with Redknapp. The pair have worked together on several occasions before. Redknapp signed him when he was manager at Portsmouth and Tottenham.
The former England national is not well-known for goalscoring but he brings a lot of attributes to the team. After managing to get on the club back into the English top division in the first attempt, Redknapp will be looking to stay there. The oldest manager in the Premier league, Redknapp says that he is also set to confirm his stay at QPR beyond his current contract. QPR owner Tony Fernandes made it clear a few weeks ago that he wanted to keep the former Tottenham manager irrespective of their results this season.
QPR have found it difficult to score goals this season and Crouch may be signed in January for a nominal transfer fee. "[Peter] Crouch is a player we've spoken about a few times. I brought him to Portsmouth from QPR, and I’ve managed him at most places since then. He’s a top player. You’d always have Crouchy, he’s a great bloke and a good player,” said Redknapp, whose team recently defeated 4-0 at Old Trafford. The defeat pushes QPR closer to the relegation zone even after just four matches. Scoring goals has been a major problem for QPR, as they have only managed one goal in the four matches until now and this was from a set piece.

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