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Spurs reject Pienaar bid

January 13, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Tottenham are understood to have rejected an offer from QPR for midfielder Steven Pienaar.

Steven Pienaar, Leighton Baines
GettyImagesSteven Pienaar is back at Goodison Park and will once again wear the No. 22 shirt

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Pienaar, 29, has had limited impact at Spurs since arriving from Everton a year ago, with a number of injuries hindering his chances of moving up the pecking order.

QPR, who are looking to bolster the squad this month under new manager Mark Hughes, are understood to have made a bid for the South Africa international on Friday morning but it has been turned down.

Harry Redknapp has said Pienaar remains part of his plans as he attempts to retain a squad capable of maintaining a title challenge.

"I wouldn't want to let him go. He is a good player," Redknapp said. "I brought him on for the last ten minutes against Everton on Wednesday and he didn't give the ball away.

"I don't have any need to weaken the squad. I would rather have a good squad for last 18 matches of the season than let one or two go who could play a part in the run-in."

Pienaar has started just five league games as a Tottenham player.

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