HARRY Redknapp has swooped to add free agent Yossi Benayoun to his squad, with the Israeli midfielder penning a short-term contract at Loftus Road.
The 33 year-old, who has impressed whilst on trial in recent weeks, has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season in W12.
Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk
, Redknapp believes the addition of Benayoun to the R’s ranks will provide his squad with another ‘quality’ attacking option.
“Yossi is a good footballer, a top-class player,” said Redknapp.
“He’s got great ability and is someone I have always liked. I actually tried to take him to Tottenham at one time.
“I think he will be a fantastic addition to the squad.
“We have got a lot of fixtures coming up over the Christmas period and in the New Year, so we are going to need a good squad of quality players for that.”
Benayoun, who could be in line to make his debut against Blackpool this weekend, added: “I am delighted everything is done and am very pleased to join QPR.
“I have been training here for two weeks and now I can't wait to get involved and help the team.
“The manager was a very big factor for me. He showed me from the beginning that he really wanted me, and he is someone I have always wanted to play for so I am very happy.
“I have played in the Premier League for the last eight years and I enjoy England very much. The Championship is also a great league and I am looking forward to playing in it and helping QPR build on a great start to the season.”