Queens Park Rangers’ have been linked with Trent Sainsbury for a while this summer.
The Australian international who was in action for his country at the World Cup in Russia this summer has been a reported target for a number of clubs this window, and even though it’s been a slow few weeks for Steve McClaren, it’s now being suggested that we could be close to adding the player as our second capture following on from Toni Leistner.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon (via Football London has taken to Twitter recently to claim that we are now close to doing a deal for the 26-year-old.
He currently plays for Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, but only has six months left on his contract having spent 2017/18 out on loan with Swiss side Grasshoppers.
With such a short time left on his deal, he would obviously fall within our budgets as we look to give ourselves a stronger financial footing moving forward and with links to Aston Villa given their financial problems at the moment, the claim is basically we’re in pole position for him if we want him.
Short of the claim that a deal is now ‘close’ this is typical red top hehashing as there is absolutely nothing new in the report and we can probably expect the same again this time next week unless somebody actually makes a move for him.
Whether he is on McClaren’s shopping list remains to be seen, but he seems highly rated but I can’t say he stood out to me in Russia.