Five facts about Dutch 18-year-old QPR trialist Brandon Zigo Tichem

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The Feyenoord youngster is currently trying to earn a contract with the London outfit. What can we tell you about him?

While Queens Park Rangers may be looking at a bleak immediate future on the pitch that does not mean that the club will not be looking to bring in talented young blood to help the team progress in the future.

It seems that is just the case with regards to young Dutch player Brandon Zigo Tichem who is currently on trial with the club.

It was confirmed by Sky Sports News this week that he was visiting the club from Feyenoord in his homeland and the 18-year-old was even in attendance for the pulsating relegation encounter with Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on Sunday.

So what scraps of information can we bring you about the QPR trialist; perhaps with the goal of cheering up any glum fans out there by reassuring that, in the words of D:Ream ‘Things Can Only Get Better’?

1. He only signed for Feyenoord last summer from amateur club Alphense Boys amid competition from Ajax and PSV Eindhoven for his coveted signature. Alphense Boys have also produced the likes of FC Utrecht and Dutch hopeful Jens Toornstra in the past.

2. During his time with Alphense Boys he was the captain of the under-19 side aged just 16 and in his first ever appearance for the senior side he grabbed a goal with his first touch against Feyenoord in a pre-season friendly which first captured the Rotterdam clubs attention.

3. QPR may be about to win the race for the player and quite a race it was as Getafe, Fulham, Celtic, Sunderland and Rangers have all also been linked with signing the attacking midfielder.

4. On his official Twitter he has been showing signs of palpable excitement at his trial in London. Posting pictures of himself on his way to Loftus Road and declaring his pleasure at training with Adel Taarabt and Fabio. He also spoke of Loic Remy’s goal against Wigan and commended Andros Townsend for his performance.

5. Feyenoord’s technical director Martins van Geel gave the move his blessing stating on Dutch radio:

"The chance in London might suit him."

You can see him in training in the video below…

Do you like the look of this talented player?

image: © Tom Cuppens

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