Wednesday, January 16, 2013
''JOIN US BECAUSE IT'S THE QUICKEST ROUTE TO MAN UTD'' HOW REDKNAPP CONVINCED M'VILLA TO JOIN QPR
This is amazing.In any case, the gist is that Queens Park Rangers coach Harry Redknapp convinced Frenchman Yann M'Vila to join the relegated threatened team by telling him it was the quickest route to Manchester United.
Redknapp expects to complete the £7million deal in time for the 22-year-old midfielder to play at West Ham on Saturday.
When asked how he had persuaded one of Europe's most sought after young talents to leave Rennes and join a relegation fight, he said: 'I just made him feel he was wanted, that is the key.
'I told him that he would come here and be a good player, and if he does well, if we stay up, in 18 months he could get a move to Manchester United, or Arsenal, or Chelsea, if that is what he is looking for.
'In the meantime he could come here and we put him on the stage and show what he can do.
'If we can build a team then hopefully he will stay with us. If not he will put himself on the stage for bigger things.'
M'Vila has 22 caps for France and was part of their Euro 2012 squad but he is serving a two-year ban from international duty after he and four other players in the Under 21 squad went on an unauthorised night out in November.
Redknapp said: 'He is a top, proper footballer. He can play. He controls the game, he can pass the ball, he is strong.
'He's had a few problems off the field but he is only young. If he behaves himself and comes and plays for us as he is able to then he will be a