Tottenham’s Steven Pienaar eager for QPR move
Steven Pienaar has allegedly informed current club Tottenham that he has set his heart on a move to QPR.
The South African international is one of many Spurs players that look likely to be sold on transfer deadline day but his predicted move to QPR will only be sanctioned by Chairman Daniel Levy if the west-London club meet Spurs’ asking price of £3m.
That looks increasingly likely to happen as QPR boss Mark Hughes has really stepped up the pace over the last few days in terms of possible transfer targets, with maybe three or even four being signed by midnight tonight.
Pienaar is currently surplus to requirements in Harry Redknapp’s side; he has tasted only 14 minutes of Premier League action this season, and has also begun to fear for his international place.
Levy is keen to remove the midfielder from the wage bill, where he currently costs the club £70,000-per-week.
Many Premier League clubs have shown an interest in the player but have been put off by the expansive wages that Pienaar, who is not willing to take a pay-cut, would require. QPR, however, are not afraid to throw a huge chunk of money on wages and Mark Hughes has been given the green light by the board to go get his man.
Along with Pienaar Tottenham have a variety of players, who are looking to move on today; the likes of Heurelho Gomes, Vedran Corluka, Danny Rose, Niko Kranjcar, Giovani dos Santos and Roman Pavlyuchenko all are available for a transfer and Redknapp is keen to move them on in order to supply himself with some funds to replace them with.