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QPR boss Redknapp: Fernandes drove Remy, Samba deals

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has defended the big money signings of Loic Remy and Christopher Samba.

The West London club released their accounts which show their wage bill had DOUBLED to £56million in the year to May 31, 2012.

Redknapp has revealed the signings of Remy and Samba were driven by chairman Tony Fernandes.

He said: "You don't keep going to them and saying you want to bring in this player or that player.

"The chairman said to me in the window he wanted to make the two big signings.

"He did all the work in doing that. He brought the players to the club.

"I couldn't really take an awful lot of credit for those signings to be honest.

"He did that. He met the players and the agents. He did the deals and persuaded the players to come to QPR.

"It was great for the club. It's up to them. You couldn't get nicer people than the people that own QPR.

"I mean that genuinely. They're fantastic people."

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