Queens Park Rangers (QPR) manager Harry Redknapp is keen to sign West Bromwich Albion’s Nigerian striker Osaze Odemwingie.
After losing Loic Remy, who scored 6 goals for QPR last season, to Newcastle United, Redknapp is keen on adding a new striker to his new-look squad with Odemwingie and Colombian striker Duvan Zapata his targets, reports the Dailymail.
Meanwhile, a move for Zapata, who plays for Argentinean side Estudiantes, appears complicated as newly-promoted Italian side Sassuolo have also lined up for the Colombian.
Odemwingie, 32, who has not made secret his desire to leave the Hawthorns, appears a sure bet for the Championship side pending his willingness to play in the lower division and QPR’s readiness to meet Albions’s £2m valuation for the forward.
However, QPR may likely land the forward after January’s deadline transfer saga that had the 32-year-old striker drive himself to Loftus Road to seal a deal with the then relegation-threatened Premier League club, only to be told an agreement has not been reached.
QPR have been one of the busiest in the transfer window so far, parting ways with 18 players either permanently or on loan and bringing in five new signings.
Odemwingie has been training with West Brom’s reserves and has not featured in any of the club’s pre-season matches.