And, considering QPR's well-documented lack of goals, you can see just why.
The Englishman was also as responsible for creating chances as he was converting them, displaying his ingenuity in the final third on a regular basis.
Should Harry Redknapp bring Mutch on board, then, he could provide a vital injection to QPR's front line that is much needed after two consecutive low-scoring seasons. And Redknapp does like a creative midfielder... (see Rafael van der Vaart and Nico Kranjcar).
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As Opta stats show, Mutch enjoyed a productive Premier League campaign last season; it is little wonder he is wanted by Sunderland and the Rs, considering the figures.
The 22-year-old was the scorer of seven goals and registered five assists, also creating six big goalscoring chances. Out wide, Mutch also delivered 17 accurate crosses, while he completed 208 passes in the final third over the course of the season.
One of his most impressive aspects, though, was his dribbling, with the attacking midfielder winning 41 dribbles. With 35 appearances to his name, meanwhile, Mutch also stayed relatively injury free throughout the campaign.
Statistically, then, the Cardiff man would provide a solid addition at Loftus Road. Not only can the Englishman score, he can create and beat his man and, for £5 million, Redknapp is finding a real bargain in the transfer market.
Not dissimilar to Steven Caulker, Mutch (Caulker is the same age) appears to have a bright future ahead of him. And should Redknapp secure a deal for him, he would have signed two of Cardiff's biggest stars of last term. Their loss would very much be QPR's gain.