Transfer Preview: 5 Players QPR should look into aquiring in the Summer Window…

Jackson Irvine – Hull City

Jackson Irvine is a 27 year old midfielder who plays for championship strugglers Hull City.  The strong central midfielder standing at 6ft 2 in height is a fan favourite with Hull City fans who were disappointed to hear he will not be signing a new contract for the club. At the end of this month Irvine will become a free agent which gives clubs the opportunity to sign him on a free transfer.

The midfielder isn’t exactly what QPR are in desperate need of with the likes of Dominic Ball and Luke Amos commanding the midfield but with Luke Amos set to return to Spurs at the expiry of his loan, Jackson Irvine could be the perfect replacement both on the pitch and financially for the club. A powerhouse of a midfielder with the potential to solidify the QPR midfield without a hefty price tag on his head.

Marcus Maddison – Peterborough.

Marcus Maddison is a 26 year old attacking midfielder who has also featured for Hull City this season after joining on loan from Peterborough. Earlier this week Maddison cut short his loan at Hull and returned to Peterborough, the league 1 club have failed to agree a new contract with the midfielder who will become a free agent upon the expiry of his contract next month.

Despite having joined Hull on loan, Maddison had played 22 games in league 1 for Peterborough this season in which he obtained an impressive 9 goals and 6 assists. The 26 year old may not have hit the ground running with Hull but let’s be honest, who has at Hull this season? But that doesn’t deny his quality and potential to establish himself as a strong championship player. With his creative mind and aggressive, offensive play he could be a great addition for the Rs who look set to lose star boy Ebere Eze in the summer with premier league sides looking to snap up the future star. Maddison would be a free transfer and a huge signing for the Rs who look to progress and build their squad on a smaller budget and I believe he would be an excellent addition to this squad.

Luke O’Nein – Sunderland

O’Nien is a 25 year old Right back who plays for Sunderland in league 1, O’Nien signed for the black cats in 2018 for a fee of £165,000, that fee looking like a great deal now. O’Nien appeared in the League 1 team of the season after a lot of solid performances for Sunderland this season in which from defence, gained him 4 goals and 3 assists, O’Nien can also play in central midfield which is a positive as versatility is always a good trait.

O’Nien featured heavily on the popular Netflix series ‘Sunderland til I die’ in which people were impressed by his incredible passion and love for the game. A player that clearly works hard and will undoubtedly become a leader on the pitch and with him being a full back aswell, he could be the perfect addition for the Rs who are looking for players with not only the ability on the pitch but also the ability to command on the pitch.

Lyle Taylor – Charlton Athletic

Lyle Taylor is a 30 year old striker who currently plays for championship strugglers Charlton Athletic. The 30 year old has announced he will play no more games for Charlton this season after bagging 11 goals in 22 games prior to the pause of football. Last season he netted an excellent 25 goals along with 13 assists as Charlton bagged promotion.

Wishful thinking maybe, with the 30 year old rumoured to be on the verge of a move to Scotland Rangers but certainly an option given the fact he will be available on a free contract. The clinical goal scorer would definitely be a big signing for the Rs as they continue their hunt for a striker. Whether or not this a realistic option, I don’t know, but coming from someone who misses the days with Charlie Austin leading the attack, it would be a breath of fresh air to see a goal scoring forward leading the Rs attack.

Jordan Hugill – West Ham/QPR

Jordan Hugill, the 28 year old striker has been particularly hit and miss this season for the Rs but certainly knows where the goal is on his day. 11 league goals this season for the Rs is somewhat underwhelming for Hugill who has been very unlucky not to bag more goals with some close range misses and chances wasted.

Despite being on loan from West Ham and having no loyalties to QPR, Jordan has showcased his passion this season for the Rs and has really shown that he understands the ‘QPR way’. After a season for the Rs, a lot of fans believe another loan would be a good decision, especially after taking Nakhi Wells on loan again after an underwhelming season, which ended up being a fantastic move as he impressed massively the second time round. And with his passion, ability and clear enjoyment playing for QPR, maybe a 2nd time round for Jordan would be a great opportunity for both him and QPR…

Written by Olly Clayton

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