Queens Park Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Watford striker Andre Gray on loan this window, via Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Much changed QPR make strong start to 2021/22
Enjoying an unbeaten start to 2021/22 life with three wins and a draw, R’s manager Mark Warburton will be keen to build on this momentum and table a play-off push this campaign.
Making inroads in terms of recruitment, the West Londoners have signed no fewer than nine players in the form of Stefan Johansen, Andre Dozzell, Moses Odubajo, Charlie Austin, Jordan Archer, Jordy De Wijs, Sam Field, Sam McCallum and Jimmy Dunne respectively [Transfermarkt].
Now, they look to have turned their attention to a proven Sky Bet Championship goalscorer.
Would Gray be a good signing for QPR?
The Latest: R’s keen on loan move for Gray
Per a recruitment source at Football Insider, the Hoops are interested on bringing Jamaica international Gray to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on a loan deal.
Watford are open to letting the 30-year-old leave Vicarage Road ahead of the transfer window cut-off at the end of August.
Middlesbrough, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City are also keen on his services.
The Verdict: Intelligent signing
Possessing a killer instinct in-front of goal, 5 foot 10 ace Gray would be an intelligent signing for Warburton’s men.
In 118 outings at Sky Bet Championship level, the frontman has registered 65 goal contributions; 46 goals and 19 assists [Transfermarkt].
In 2020/21, he played an important part in his current employers’ successful promotion bid, notching five goals and one assist in 31 appearances [Transfermarkt] – he may not be a golden boot candidate level player anymore, but he certainly knows where the back of the net is.
Providing a different option to the likes of Charlie Austin and Lyndon Dykes, Gray’s speed could be used to cut open opposition backlines when needed.
Once labelled as ‘powerful’ by ex-England star Kevin Phillips, QPR should look to tie up a deal for Wolverhampton-born Gray ahead of rival competition for his signature [West Brom News].
In other news, a QPR stalwart has been linked with a Premier League move. Find out more here.
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