QPR look on course to complete the loan signing of West Ham striker Jordan Hugill.
West London Sport reported earlier this month Hugill is the man wanted to fill the void up front as QPR look to bring in a forward – and more recently reported that the club had been offered a potential deal for Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes but would prefer Hugill or Scott Hogan.
Hogan is not in Aston Villa’s first-team plans and previously played at Brentford under Mark Warburton, while Hugill has failed to make an impact since his surprise big-money move to West Ham from Preston.
And the R’s are reportedly closing in on a deal to take Hugill from east to west London.
Football Insider say the two clubs are in advanced talks and that the move looks likely to happen.
Rangers boss Warburton knows he badly needs to sign an experienced striker – and has assured fans he is intending to do just that.
Speaking to the club’s website earlier this month, Warburton said: “It’s not about going out and getting any striker, we’re trying to get the right strikers who will add the right quality to us and will score the goals that we’ll need in the division.
“It’s a difficult time and the Premier League clubs are going away on tour and some clubs are waiting for other clubs to move [sign players] to trigger a snowball effect down the pyramid.
“Right now, we are looking avidly in certain positions and strikers on top of that. A lot of work is going on behind the scenes and rest assured we and the QPR fans are aware of what we need.”