Harry 4-1 favourite to be busiest on deadline day
IT’S the day when the desperate get busy and they don’t come much more desperate than QPR, who are 4-1 favourites with Hills to be the Premier League club to sign the most players on transfer deadline day.
Rangers, pointless on their travels and sitting in 19th spot, have the worst defence in the Premier League and their second-highest goalscorer is midfielder Leroy Fer with three to his name.
Harry Redknapp is desperate to get help for 13-goal Charlie Austin, with high-earning Emmanuel Adebayor among those being linked with a loan switch to Loftus Road.
Rangers clearly need reinforcements as their relegation price of 4-6 would suggest, although they are far from alone in that respect.
Recently-appointed bosses Alan Pardew and Tony Pulis have not had long to assess their squads and Hills believe both could get to work with Crystal Palace and West Brom 5-1 to bring in the most players. However, the arrival of left-back Pape Souare from Lille has taken Pardew’s signings to four already so West Brom may be the busier.
Callum McManaman is Albion’s only January arrival and Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Spurs could strengthen Pulis’s case.
Hull are interesting at 10-1. Steve Bruce has been looking to add quality to the toothless Tigers and admitted an interest in Aaron Lennon and Dame N’Doye.
The market has given little credit to one newspaper claim that 16-1 Spurs are set for a £60m last-day spending splurge.