Queens Park Rangers are set to finalise a deal for Scottish goalkeeper Jordan Archer in the next 24 hours [West London Sport].
The Lowdown: Warburton gets busy ahead of 2021/22
Looking towards 2021/22, R’s manager Mark Warburton will be desperate to acquire the calibre of player necessary to push his side towards the top end of the Sky Bet Championship table.
Enjoying a splendid summer window thus far, the West London outfit have signed no fewer than four first-team players in the form of Charlie Austin, Jordy De Wijs, Sam Field and Andre Dozzell [Transfermarkt].
Now, they seem likely to add a fifth signing of the window in the form of 28-year-old Archer.
Would Archer be a good signing for QPR?
The Latest: Archer expected to arrive in West London imminently
Presently, the free agent is set to arrive at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in imminent fashion [West London Sport].
He will come into replace fellow Scot Liam Kelly, who has departed on a permanent deal to Motherwell in order to gain regular first-team football [West London Live].
The former Millwall stopper most recently plied his trade for Middlesbrough, leaving the Riverside Stadium at the end of May following his contract expiration [Independent].
The Verdict: Archer is a solid signing for QPR
Looking at the situation objectively, QPR fans will be pleased that they have landed some established competition for current number one goalkeeper Seny Dieng.
In 2020/21, Archer made 10 appearances combined for Motherwell and Boro, managing to keep only a solitary clean sheet [Transfermarkt], but he does have international experience, earning his debut for Scotland in a 2-0 friendly defeat against Peru in South America [BBC].
Experienced and available for nothing, he will help in the short-term to provide some depth in the QPR goalkeeping department without costing the club a penny other than his wages.
Whether he breaks into the side as number one or not, this looks to be a shrewd acquisition.
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