Redknapp stands firm on trio

  • Last Updated: August 2 2013, 12:48 BST

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has isued an update on a number of players who have been linked with moves away from Loftus Road.

Harry Redknapp: Refusing to be bullied in the transfer market
Harry Redknapp: Refusing to be bullied in the transfer market

Redknapp was asked about midfielder Joey Barton, goalkeeper Julio Cesar and playmaker Adel Taarabt ahead of Saturday's season opener with Sheffield Wednesday.

Barton has been linked with a return to Marseille, where he spent last season on loan, as well a move to Everton, the club he supported growing up.

"Joey's been here, been as good as gold, trained hard, shown a great attitude and not been a minute's problem since I've worked with him," said Redknapp.

"He went to Marseille last year, was great at Marseille, played every game almost in a team that qualified for the Champions League.

"He's here and if he's good enough to play, he'll play."

Cesar and Taarabt could also be leaving the club but Redknapp has warned potential suitors they must pay the market value to secure their services.

"Julio is a world class goalkeeper, he played for Brazil in the Confederations Cup and won it with them," added Redknapp.

"I think he can play for any team in the world. I think he wants to play higher than the Championship. So it's up to someone to come in and want to buy him. They will be buying a great goalkeeper.

"Adel has great ability, if he wants to leave someone's got to pay the money for him. If someone wants to loan him they have got to pay the going rate.

"He can go and turn a team around when his mind is right, he's an amazing talent."


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