Harry Redknapp was active once again on transfer deadline day, as he produced a stunning coup by securing the services of Brazilian international Sandro from Tottenham Hotspur.
Harry’s Tottenham connection looks to have paid dividends again, as Sandro signed with Queens Park Rangers for £10m yesterday. The 25-year-old reunites with his former boss who brought him to England in 2010. Sando has spent the last few seasons at Spurs and played a pivotal role in the heart of their midfield. But with the arrival of Tottenham’s new boss Mauricio Pochettino, Sandro didn’t feature in any of Tottenham’s opening three Premier League games. Sandro stacked up 81 appearances for the London club and scored three goals in his four-year stay. He has also been capped by Brazil 17 times since 2009.
Sandro will offer QPR much-needed strength in midfield. He is a physical, energetic and powerful player who will fit straight into Redknapp’s first team. QPR have had a mixed start to life back in the top flight. Rangers narrowly lost at home to Hull City before being thumped at White Hart Lane (4-0). They then somewhat rectified their poor start with a vital 1-0 home win over Sunderland at Loftus Road.
Sandro is joined by fellow deadline day signing Niko Kranjcar, which completed QPR’s business. Harry was heavily linked to his former striker Jermain Defoe, but that subsequent deal fell through. Redknapp takes his new-look team to Old Trafford to take on another new-look side, Manchester United on Sep. 14. It will be a tough test for Rangers but a game they will look forward to.