Mark Hughes looking to sign promising QPR youngster

Mark Hughes Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

Michael Petrasso of QPR has had a short spell in League One this season, now Mark Hughes wants him at Stoke.

Being the popular man that he is in West London, Mark Hughes has made it one of his transfer goals to enhance his reputation in the area. His plan? To take one of their most highly rated youngsters away from QPR.

QPR aren't renowned for giving academy players a chance so if an offer does come in to move to the Premier League, Petrasso may want to take it, especially as Hughes was in charge when the youngster joined. 

The 18-year-old Canadian winger has just returned from to Loftus Road after a short loan spell with Coventry City, and the Sky Blues are reportedly ready to offer Stoke competition to land him.

Coventry are hopeful of Petrasso returning to them for the remaining ten games of the season and boss Steven Pressley wants his services at the Ricoh next season as well: "He's a really good age, got the energy to play in our team and if he became available for loan next year we'd be really keen to do that."

Petrasso had previously said he'd like to stay at Coventry until the end of the season and Hughes isn't believed to want a move for the youngster until the summer. Coventry have a week to push through the deal before the loan window closes, but QPR will be watching the situation develop and if they are interested in retaining Petrasso's services, we may see him feature for the Hoops before the season's end.

QPR fans have certainly been crying out for something different and Petrasso's energy would be welcome in the absence of Matt Phillips. 

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