The 2020 summer transfer window is finally open and for the first time in years Rs fans are optimistic.
Despite the inevitable departures of both Ebere Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel, the Rs quick bids and links with players have left Rangers fans excited to see what this window brings. Mark Warburton has already bolstered his squad with the signing of 23 year old George Thomas who has spent time both in the EFl and the Eredivisie. But who else have we been linked with? And most importantly, do we need them? Today we will review 5 players the Rs have been linked with and whether I think, they’d fit.
- Kieffer Moore -The 27 year old Wigan striker had a slow start to the season but ended up registering an impressive 10 goals and 5 assists in the league for Wigan this season. A similar player to Matt Smith, 6ft 4 in height and described by Wigan fans as a ‘the perfect target man’. The rs reportedly had a bid of £2 million accepted for the sought after forward but with the interest of Millwall and Preston it’s led to silence regarding his future. A towering striker that’s ‘surprisingly good with his feet’ could be exactly what the Rs need, and for £2 million I think it’d be a brilliant signing, especially considering Wigan paid over that just a year ago.
- Charlie Goode – Before you ask, I’m not going to slip in the ‘is he Goode’ joke, but I will say how I believe the Rs should get this over the line ASAP. The Rs have reportedly had a bid for £500k accepted for the Northampton defender. Standing at 6ft 5 in height and 24 years old, Charlie is one of the most highly rated defenders in league 2 and is in my opinion exactly what we need, it’s been a long time since QPR have had a towering central defender that commands his box and according to Northampton fans on social media, that is exactly what he does. Despite not having championship experience many fans are certain he would adapt to the physicality of the league straight away and for £500k I think the Rs should get in there and bring him to the club ASAP.
- Jordan Hugill – Well we don’t need much introduction into what Jordans like as a player, scoring 13 league goals for the Rs this season with the opportunity to have had many more. The rumours circulating are that West Ham are looking to use Hugill as a bargaining tool when it comes to the fee for Ebere Eze and personally I don’t blame them, why wouldn’t QPR want a striker that scored 13 goals this season for them back? Wages. That is the only stumbling block we have, what would his wages be and could we afford it? Well nobody knows the answer to that but if he wants to join the club and he’s happy to negotiated wages that QPR can afford then I’d absolutely get Jordan back to the club on a permanent basis.
- Lyle Taylor – A name that angers Charlton fans and entices other fans. Taylor been linked with multiple clubs and there’s been a few whispers regarding QPR potentially going in for the striker. Having scored 11 goals this season you’d expect me to say ‘Get him in’, which I did a few months back but no, now I would say QPR should stay away from Lyle Taylor. There’s no denying his talent but upon the return to football he refused to play for Charlton who ended up going down by a point and the fact they only scored 6 goals in their last 9 games, to me makes it obvious that Lyle Taylor could have saved them and plays a huge part in the reason they went down. The 30 year old is exactly the type of player the Rs have been trying to avoid since the Mark Hughes era and we shouldn’t change our morals now because he’s available on a free.
- Luke Amos – A player that has had an up and down year on loan for the Rs but overall in my eyes has done well in his first season In the championship. But could there be more? According to several news outlets Spurs have valued Luke at £1 million which has apparently attracted the interest of QPR and unsurprisingly so in my eyes, hes only 23 years old and made 34 appearance for the Rs this season, with 57% of those appearances being starts. Despite some criticism from some fans, I believe he deserves more credit, has been played, Left back, Defensive mid, Left mid and Attacking mid this season which highlights his versatility. For £1 million I believe the Rs should snap Spurs hands off, Mark Warburton has a track record with the development of players like Amos and with his ability clear to see, hes one I think we should make ours permanently.
Written by Olly Clayton