Harry Redknapp and Queens Park Rangers were successful in their attempt to bring the Brazilian international Sandro into their squad on transfer deadline day, reports the Guardian. The former Tottenham player was in danger of being frozen out at Spurs, but has been given a second chance in the Premier League.
Sandro arrives at Rangers as part of an opportunity to play under Redknapp for the second time in his career. The pair were working together during Redknapp’s previous spell at White Hart Lane, and it is thought that the manager was one of the major reasons for Sandro’s signing for the Hoops.
The initial transfer fee is believed to be around £6 million, but it could raise to almost £10 million with add-ons. A powerful midfielder, he will add a significant amount of strength to the Hoops’ starting XI. He had been struggling for first-team opportunities under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, but looks likely to receive them at Loftus Road.
Redknapp was delighted with the signing, which was wrapped up on the final day of an eventful summer for his side. As they prepare for a potential relegation scrap in the Premier League this season, the manager has turned to a player that he knows and trusts.
‘Sandro’s a proper footballer and a top-class professional, he’s an absolutely fantastic signing for us,’ said Redknapp. ‘I couldn’t be more pleased.’