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One Size Fitz Hall for Newcastle and Burnley

Newcastle United and Burnley are set to fight it out for the signing of QPR defender Fitz Hall. Rangers are looking to offload the defender in order to cut down on a mounting wage bill.

The former West Ham trainee has a wealth of experience in both The Championship and Premier League. In 2004 he joined Crystal Palace for an estimated fee of £1.5million and was part of the team that were subsequently relegated back to The Championship. In 2006 he moved back to the Premier League, joining Wigan, but only made 25 appearances in just over a year at the club. Since then he has made 47 appearances for QPR, scoring two goals in the process.

QPR are believed to be requesting a fee of around £750,000 but Newcastle and Burnley will both be aware of the clubs need to offload one of their highest paid players. Hall is rumoured to favour a move to Newcastle as Brian Laws would only consider him as a squad player should he choose to join Burnley.

Hall is a versatile defender who can play anywhere accross the back. Newcastle are in desperate need of defensive cover after injuries to Steven Taylor and Danny Simpson but will not be looking to break the bank. They will be hoping the player’s wage demands will not hinder any attempts to land the player they previously tried to sign last summer.

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