Redknapp targets Keane in USA

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Robbie Keane and other MLS stars in

America could be the answer to help the club’s battle to stay in

the top-flight.

Rangers are rooted at the foot of the Premier League without a

win all season and the new manager will have plenty to think about

ahead of his first meeting with owner Tony Fernandes since

replacing Mark Hughes two weeks ago.

The budget, though, may be restricted with Fernandes having

already pumped millions in to a largely unsuccessful project.

Former Everton stars Tim Cahill (NY Red Bulls) and Landon

Donovan (LA Galaxy) are keen to return to England during the

American off-season, but the player top of Redknapp’s list is

Galaxy striker Keane, who he signed for Tottenham in 2009.

“The MLS market is one that we’ve got to look at,” Redknapp

said.

“Robbie’s a good shout. He probably would be an interesting

player.

“I haven’t spoken to him yet no but he would be an interesting

player. He’s a good pro and he would be the ideal type to have

around for sure because he would give us something.”

Another more realistic option for Redknapp is Spurs winger David

Bentley, whose loan deal with Russian club FC Rostov ends in

January.

“Bentley’s a good player,” the 65-year-old added. “It shows that

he must have wanted to play football to go to Russia so credit to

him.

“He could have stayed and took his money but he’s gone out to

Russia. Dave’s a good footballer – I haven’t had problems with

him.

“He was unlucky at Tottenham because he had Aaron Lennon and

Gareth Bale in front of him.”