Report: QPR enquire about ex-Manchester United youngster

Queens Park Rangers are reported to be interested in Blackburn Rovers forward Joshua King.

Queens Park Rangers have made an enquiry to Blackburn Rovers over Joshua King, according to the Daily Mail.

King's contract at Blackburn expires at the end of the season and, as a result, QPR believe he could be available in a cut-price deal, which has sparked their interest.

Although R's chairman Tony Fernandes has stated that he won't be opening up his cheque-book today, this could be a deal which represents too much value to turn down.

King, who was at Manchester United as a youngster, has made 16 appearances for Blackburn this season and he has clearly impressed.

Impact for QPR?

The signing of King would likely be an investment in their future, rather than a player the R's immediately feel could go straight into the first-team.

King has had to play second fiddle to Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede at Blackburn this campaign and it would be highly unlikely that he walks straight into a Premier League first-team.

The Norwegian international is 23-years-old now, but there is still a rawness in his play that needs to be refined.

Rapid and skilful, King has the potential to be a major threat to defences, but Harry Redknapp will need to develop him carefully if he is to get the best out of him.

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