In the month before the January transfer window, QPR manager, Harry Redknapp, insisted that he would not throw money away on new signings this winter, instead stating that he will stick with the expensive team he inherited from departing manager, Mark Hughes.
Well, just as he appeared to have fulfilled that promise, the boss has fallen into a minor spending spree after securing his third signing of the transfer window in South Korean defender, Yun Suk-Young, on Wednesday.
Yun follows Loic Remy (£10m) and Tal Ben Haim (free) as the third man to join up this winter, with both Peter Crouch and Chris Samba expecting to arrive before the transfer deadline ends on Thursday.
The deal, for an undisclosed fee, sees the Chunnam Dragons star sign a three-year contract at Loftus Road and reaffirms Redknapp’s determination to stave off relegation from the Premier League.
Yun’s arrival could not come too soon, after QPR lost defender, Ryan Nelson, this month while fellow centre-half, Anton Ferdinand, also departed to pastures new. Redknapp has spent money this winter and, if he captures both Crouch and Samba, may part with up to £25m in an effort to stay in the top flight.
Of course, this is a gamble that QPR owner, Tony Fernandez, is evidently willing to take – for a new TV rights deal next year means Premier League survival has never been more important than now.
If Yun, along with his fellow new signings, can help keep QPR up, then fans who will argue it was money well spent.
However, there are many pundits concerned the club are taking a huge risk spending such vast amounts of money on fees and wages before deadline day – for relegation would see them financially crumble without the Premier League’s riches.