With the loan transfer window looming on Friday, Queens Park Rangers fans can expect the club to feature heavily on the rumour mill given our start to life in the 2018/19 Championship under Steve McClaren and we now have links to a Stoke City player.
Especially as the club haven’t been shy about saying we are looking to do a number of deals to bolster the squad following the arrivals of Tomer Hemed and Nahki Wells from Brighton and Hove Albion and Burnley respectively.
I covered earlier loose speculation linking us with Aston Villa’s Tommy Elphick to increase our options and experience in the backline, and West London Sport have also linked us with versatile Stoke City player Geoff Cameron.
The 33-year-old has vast Premier League experience from his time with them, and he is a United States international predominantly taking up a position in midfield, but he can also play centre. Getting double cover like that would potentially save us money in terms of bringing in two players, but with Stoke receiving Parachute Payments following their relegation, the opportunity to do a more favourable financial deal would certainly be looked at.
He hasn’t played for new Stoke manager Gary Rowett so far this season, so if we have an interest the prospect of such a deal coming off I’d think would be high.
He’s undoubtedly not the only one we’re looking at and as their report suggests, we also find ourselves linked with Derby County’s George Thorne and Tom Huddlestone and even French Under 21 international Alexis Blin of Toulouse, but with an already youthful group, I can’t see us going for youngsters irrespective of suggestion potential.
McClaren has also confirmed that we are still looking to move a few people on and Idrissa Sylla features in the speculation that falls out of those words.