Campbell Set to Leave QPR
Wednesday, 16th Jan 2013 16:19
Former Blues loan striker DJ Campbell has been given the go-ahead to leave QPR in the next 48 hours by manager Harry Redknapp, according to reports. Blues boss Mick McCarthy has repeatedly said that he is still chasing the 31-year-old, despite adding three strikers to his squad during this transfer window, however, Crystal Palace have emerged as the favourites for his signature.
Palace are managed by Campbell’s former Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, who tried to take the frontman back to Bloomfield Road in October prior to his three-month spell with Town.
Redknapp, who today completed the signing of Marseille striker Loic Remy, recently said that “seven or eight” Championship sides had made enquiries regarding Campbell, who scored 10 goals in 17 games for the Blues.
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|will444 added 16:24 - Jan 16|
get him now!
|jdtractor96 added 16:25 - Jan 16|
I'd love this to happen so much! Please Lord, give us DJ!
|Strider added 16:26 - Jan 16|
I like him, but another striker?
|bgexile added 16:32 - Jan 16|
he's off to Palace
|Karlosfandangal added 16:32 - Jan 16|
he did enjoy his time with us so I would guess its down to how much we have offered him and length of contract.
|fussysnake added 16:33 - Jan 16|
please please please. havent been so excited about a loan player returning permanently since Jimmy Bullard.... LOOOL
|bluemikey100 added 16:34 - Jan 16|
surely we cant sign him as well be great if we did
|PutneyBlue added 16:35 - Jan 16|
Strider - look how Murphy and Chopra have upped their game now there's competition for places.
|Kesgraveblue57 added 16:36 - Jan 16|
Live in the real world thank you for your help DJ but we don't need you now at 31 years old
|casanovacrow added 16:38 - Jan 16|
The guy would be on a winner here, loved by the fans, he knows that. Is it worth gambling on going elsewhere for a few extra quid? and risk it not working out for him again?
|Chris_ITFC added 16:40 - Jan 16|
Not gonna happen.
|paulcooperisgod added 16:41 - Jan 16|
Would be nice but cant see it, not the end of the world we now have younger strikers at the club so no great lose if he goes elsewhere
|blueblood66 added 16:42 - Jan 16|
We are in the box seat. Offer made and contract ready to be signed. Its a dome deal.in Mick we trust
|dirtyboy added 16:43 - Jan 16|
31 years old is hardly old. I find it incredible these players are labelled 'old' at 31 I was probably the fittest i've ever been in my life.
Carl Froch was beating all his matrix bests at the age of 35.
Giggs would compete at this level no problems.
Hell! Even Niall Quinn won the 2012 London Marathon at the age of 46!
|debenturedave added 16:47 - Jan 16|
Now is the time that we find out if he really liked it here and wants to return.... or is he after the big bucks elsewhere !?!?
|DanLyles added 16:49 - Jan 16|
The strikers who tend be 'old' at 31 are those who have relied on their pace. DJ has largely relied on instinct, a bit like Kevin Phillips, so he has at least two and possibly 3 good seasons left in him. Palace have the lure of a promotion push and his old mate Olly but at least with us he knows he fitted in with Mick's system and that the fans love him.
|Superfranz added 16:52 - Jan 16|
Whoever wants to sign DJ will have to offer 2-3 years, I would reckon. He can call the shots and get a deal which would pretty much see out his career. Whether we will spend money on a striker with no sell-on value is debatable.
|bennyitfc added 16:55 - Jan 16|
At the end of the day he'll choose the club he will stay too until he retires, he doesn't want to move again. So would that be Palace or us?
|Special_A added 16:56 - Jan 16|
I think this is unlikely which is a shame, but I hope it does happen!
Watched Leyton Orient last night and Moses (19 year old) that we were linked with last week was class. Well worth getting!!!
|bennyitfc added 16:57 - Jan 16|
Sorry @Superfranz, just repeated you using different words...agreed.
|dirtyboy added 16:58 - Jan 16|
Palace would be the obvious for location too.
|Michael11 added 17:00 - Jan 16|
I'd love us to sign him but as we've seen many times you don't always end up being the same permanently as you were on loan! Think a sensible offer on sensible wages i'd snap your hand off!
|TractorMan added 17:01 - Jan 16|
I say spend the money elsewhere.
We have McGoldrick who is a younger and cheaper version of DJ and we can spend DJ's fee and very large wages on Forrester and Wordsworth (and probably have change left over)
Yes, he did well but we have other priorities now. Fear this could be a Bullard type situation again - do brilliantly on loan and then be lumbered with an overpaid, underperforming player.
|TractorCam added 17:06 - Jan 16|
Has anyone ever seen kesgraveblue put a positive comment? I haven't.
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