When it was announced that talented holding midfielder Yann M’Vila was on the verge of joining QPR, most people were rightly shocked.
M’Vila’s name had been linked with top European clubs such as Real Madrid, A.C Milan and Manchester United, and he had drawn comparisons with fellow countryman Claude Makelele. So to see M’Vila, capped 22 times by France, nearing a switch to QPR who are currently bottom of the Premier League came as a bit of a surprise.
Today, QPR boss Harry Redknapp shed some light on the situation.
“I told him that if 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’s what he is looking for”, said Redknapp to the Daily Mail.
The promising holding midfielder has been linked with United in the past and is regarded by some as a player the club are in need of, with United’s much-maligned engine room in apparent need of changes.
The Frenchman, who is currently serving a ban from the national side after breaking curfew on U21 duty, appears to have a problem with discipline. He has served a ban from the French national team, following his refusal to shake Olivier Giroud’s hand after he was replaced by the Arsenal striker in a match during the European Championships in the summer.
However, if QPR can get the best out of him, they will have quite a player and at a rumoured price of £7 million, rather cheaply as well.
It will be very interesting to see how M’Vila fairs in England if he makes the move. He seems to be a player well-suited to the Premier League with a good passing range as well as being tenacious in the tackle. Such is the talent of the Frenchman; it would come as no surprise if M’Vila moved again in the summer whether QPR retain their Premier League status or not.