QPR to make surprise bid for West Ham midfielder

Harry Redknapp and Queens Park Rangers are lining up a surprise bid to bring West Ham’s Mo Diame to Loftus Road, according to reports in the English press. Redknapp is looking to beef up his midfield options before the transfer window closes, and he has identified Diame as a man to do that.

The Senegalese international is reportedly surplus to requirements at Upton Park this season, and Sam Allardyce could be about to let him depart for a bargain fee. A player that Redknapp has been tracking for 12 months now, the Rangers boss is expected to be first in line to make the signing as soon as Diame becomes available.

The Hoops have lost both of their opening games upon their return to the Premier League, and have so far failed to score a goal. Redknapp believes that the centre of his midfield is too lightweight for the English top flight – thus his pursuit of Diame.

From the player’s perspective, the former Wigan man sits on the peripheral edges of Allardyce’s new look West Ham squad, and is said to favour a move away from the club as a result. A switch across London could represent a convenient transfer for the midfielder, who would not be required to move his family outside of the English capital.

Updated: August 28, 2014 — 12:00 pm
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