Queens Park Rangers are ready to line up a move for Chelsea’s Dujon Sterling after giving up the chase to sign Millwall’s Danny McNamara, according to reports.
The Lowdown: McNamara bid rejected
McNamara has now entered the final year of his contract at the Den, with the Hoops initially hoping that they would be able to convince him to put pen to paper across the capital.
However, an offer from Michael Beale’s side for the 23-year-old was rejected by the Lions, who are believed to have made it clear that their man is not for sale.
Following a fresh update, it sounds like the Championship outfit have ended their pursuit of the Millwall ace and identified a new target who they feel could take on that right-back role…
The Latest: QPR plotting Sterling move
According to West London Sport, QPR are looking to ‘seek a deal’ to sign Sterling after acknowledging their McNamara rejection.
It’s reported that the 22-year-old could now ‘move to Loftus Road’ as a result, with the likely scenario being a ‘loan with a view to a permanent’ switch.
The source concludes that the defender is already ‘well known’ to Beale, having previously been a coach in Chelsea’s academy setup.
The Verdict: Cover for Kakay
Osman Kakay is Beale’s only current option in that right-back position so he desperately needs cover, and Sterling could be the perfect addition.
The Blues starlet, dubbed a ‘fantastic talent’ by former Chelsea U23s coach Adi Viveash, spent last season out on loan at Blackpool and was a standout performer at Bloomfield Road, averaging 1.8 clearances, 1.6 tackles and 1.3 interceptions per league game, via WhoScored.
Would Sterling be a good signing for QPR?
With 24 appearances for the Tangerines under his belt, Sterling already has plenty of EFL experience and could be making a return to the second tier if he decides the next stage of his career belongs with the Rangers.
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