Redknapp targets French star
Queens Park Rangers manager, Harry Redknapp has revealed today that if his side are to stay in the Premier League this season then he will be, once again, in the market for Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, according to The Metro.
Capoue has played for Toulouse since 2005, starting off in the club’s under-18 team. He has since made over 150 appearences in the first team, scoring 10 goals from his defensive midfield position.
He has also represented France with the under-18,19 and under-21 teams and then, as expected, in August 2012 Capoue made his debut for the French senior team in a friendly match against Uruguay.
He has since played 4 more times for France, scoring his only goal so far against Belarus in a World Cup Qualifier at the Stade de France.
“I tried to sign Capoue in January,” Redknapp told Metro.
“I was looking for a player to control the game. It’s hard at the last minute to attract players.
“If we maintain our Premier League status then he would be a good option.”
Toulouse had already lost Moussa Sissoko to Newcastle United in the same window which is why it might not have surprised Redknapp that they weren’t going to let Capoue go easily.
QPR, who are currently sitting seven points from safety in the Barclays Premier League table, are also interested in acquiring the services of Andros Townsend on a permanent next season, after a highly impressive loan spell so far.
Rangers are also watching Chamois Niortais’ defender Mehdi Khalis with sights on a £1 million deal in the summer.
So Redknapp is confident he can pull off this transfer for Rangers, but only if his current squad can retain their top flight status.
Is this recent run of good form for the Londoners going to see the Frenchman at Loftus Road next term?