QPR's Junior Hoilett open to Toronto FC switch

Queens Park Rangers winger Junior Hoilett is open to the idea of a move to hometown club Toronto FC in the future.

Amid ongoing speculation surrounding his future, Queens Park Rangers winger Junior Hoilett has admitted to Pro Soccer Talk that he would be interested in a move to hometown club Toronto FC in the future.

Hoilett, 24, joined QPR from Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2012 on a free transfer, and has since scored seven goals in 84 total appearances for the Premier League club.

The Canadian-born attacker has been in and out of the line-up this season, however, making six starts in 15 top-flight games, and various reports in recent weeks have linked him with a move elsewhere.

Championship high-flyers Derby County are interested in securing his services on loan, according to the BBC, while Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach are also monitoring his situation, per Sky Sports.

However, while still unclear where his immediate future likes, the promising wide man has not ruled out a potential return to Toronto, having witnessed the club make significant waves this MLS season with the signings of Jozy Altidore and Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco.

“Toronto has grown as a soccer city, they have one of the biggest fanbases in MLS, so I follow Toronto FC and MLS very closely over here,” said Hoilett, who has trained with the club on several occasions over past summers.

“The MLS is growing and everyone is getting excited. They are bringing in younger players, very talented players in. So yeah, one day, hopefully the chance will come to play for my city. That would be perfect.”

A move to TFC this winter looks unlikely with the club already tight against the league’s salary cap, but Hoilett has conceded that his time at Loftus Road might well be coming to an end.

“As a player you want to start so it’s been frustrating,” he added. “You just have to keep working hard. Whether that is coming off the bench for 10 minutes, 20 minutes or five minutes or hopefully I get the start.

“Right now I am just trying to fight for my place in the team and whatever happens will happen.”

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