QPR prepare move for Dutch World Cup midfielder - report

Loftus Road QPR

According to reports, Queens Park Rangers are eyeing a move for Norwich City and Netherlands midfielder Leroy Fer.

The 6'2" Dutchman arrived at Carrow Road from FC Twente a year ago to the day, but following Norwich's relegation from the Premier League last season, Fer is now touted to leave the Canaries in the coming weeks. 

QPR manager Harry Redknapp is keen to bolster his midfield ahead of his side's return to England's top flight, and after missing out on a deal to sign Steve Sidwell with the 31-year-old preferring a move to Stoke City, Fer could be a very real option.

According to West London Sport, the 67-year-old is preparing an offer in the region of £6million for the midfielder, but could still face competition from West Ham United and Southampton.  

Fer made 29 appearances for Norwich last season and scored three goals. The Dutchman was picked as part of Louis Van Gaal's 23-man World Cup squad, and found the net in a 2-0 win over Chile in their final Group B game. 

The Dutchman had previously delayed a decision regarding his immediate future at Norwich, stating; "First I want to concentrate on the World Cup, then we will see what happens."

But after the Netherlands wrapped up their time in Brazil last night claiming third place with victory over the host nation, Fer is expected to return with intentions of leaving Carrow Road, and speculation surrounding a move is already circulating. 

There is no doubt that Norwich will be forced to balance their books ahead of the upcoming season, meaning that the likes of Gary Hooper, John Ruddy and Sebastian Bassong are all likely to follow Fer out the exit door. 

A bid of £6m from QPR will probably be enough to enter talks with the 24-year-old, and once in negotiations the West London club will have the financial power to offer personal terms that could have this transfer tied up very quickly. 

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