English Premiership

Warnock eyes Becks for QPR

2011-09-07 14:49
David Beckham (File)

Kuala Lumpur - Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock on Wednesday dropped the biggest hint yet that the Premier League side are chasing David Beckham.

Newly promoted Rangers, who last month saw ambitious Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes become the majority shareholder, have since consistently been linked with Beckham, who plays for LA Galaxy.

"About three weeks ago I would not have dreamed to sign Joey Barton so I will never write anything off," said Warnock, who has embellished his squad with several new players since Fernandes arrived at the London club.

"The chairman Tony Fernandes has got such (an opinion)... why accept the average when you can reach for the top?"

"That is how he is. It came out of the blue. I think anything is possible. He is a very astute businessman," Warnock said in a conference call with Malaysian media.

Fernandes, the flamboyant head of fast-growing budget airline AirAsia, said in a tweet on Tuesday: "I think having someone like David (Beckham) in the club would be great. Was always in my thoughts. Let's see."

Midfielder Beckham, 36, has been linked with a host of English clubs.

QPR have won one and lost two of their opening games, but have added French fullback Armand Traore, former England defender Luke Young and Barton, who arrived on a free from Newcastle United.

"I think Tony realised that we do need to have some good players into the squad," said Warnock.

"And we went about it and managed to get nearly every player we wanted.

"It was hard work but the reward now is that we have a chance now of sustaining the position in the Premier League and taking the club forward."

Read more on:    epl  |  neil warnock  |  david beckham
NEXT ON SPORT24X

WRAP: Champions League

2014-10-01 23:15

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

You HAVE to see this MTB Tsunami Fip!

You might not know what a Tsunami Flip is, but just watching this will turn your eyes into saucers. Check out this first-ever MTB Tsunami Flip in contest here.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Bear Grylls’ top 10 things kids should do outdoors
Mountain unicycling – say WHAT?
Top tips to ensure you’re running right
Stand-up paddle boarding a great workout
Fixtures
04 October 2014
Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion, Anfield 16:00
Leicester City v Burnley, King Power Stadium 16:00
Swansea City v Newcastle United, Liberty Stadium 16:00
Sunderland v Stoke City, Stadium of Light 16:00
Hull City v Crystal Palace, The KC Stadium 16:00
Aston Villa v Manchester City, Villa Park 18:30
05 October 2014
Manchester United v Everton, Old Trafford 13:00
Chelsea v Arsenal, Stamford Bridge 15:05
Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton, White Hart Lane 15:05
West Ham United v Queens Park Rangers, Boleyn Ground 17:15
18 October 2014
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 13:45
Arsenal v Hull City, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Everton v Aston Villa, Goodison Park 16:00
Crystal Palace v Chelsea, Selhurst Park 16:00
Newcastle United v Leicester City, St. James' Park 16:00
Southampton v Sunderland, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Burnley v West Ham United, Turf Moor 16:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who is the best new player in the English Premiership this season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.