Redknapp could consider Benayoun for Queens Park Rangers

Harry Redknapp could consider adding Yossi Benayoun to his squad at Queens Park Rangers, having been alerted to his availability.

The Israel playmaker has been without a club since the end of last season, when he was released upon the expiry of his contract at Chelsea. Redknapp has now revealed he took a call about the player recently, and has refused to rule out offering him a deal.

“Someone rang me about a week ago about him and I said I would be interested in having a look at him, but never heard no more,” he said in the Fulham Chronicle. “But he’s very similar to what we’ve got here. If you get injuries, you never know, do you?”

Benayoun has been in England since joining West Ham United from Racing Santander in 2005, and has also appeared for Liverpool and Arsenal. Last season he helped Chelsea win the UEFA Europa League, but he could never command a regular start for the Blues.

Now 33, the midfielder could be a shrewd addition to the QPR squad, as they look to make an instant return to the Premier League. A 2-0 defeat to Championship leaders Burnley on Saturday was their first reverse of the campaign, and although they are now in third place and five points behind the Clarets, they do have a game in hand.


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