Brentford ‘happy to negotiate’ with QPR concerning transfer of Andre Gray, confirms Rasmus Ankersen

QPR want to sign Andre Gray, and Brentford are willing to listen to offers for him.

QPR are keen on signing the 23-year-old forward this summer, and Brentford director of football Ankersen has admitted to GetWestLondon that the Bees will listen to offers if they match their valuation.

Ankersen said: “We’re not actively working to move players on but if the price is right for certain players we'll be happy to negotiate with interested clubs.”

This is certainly pleasing for QPR, who are linked with making move for Gray in the same report.

Gray, a 23-year-old striker, is certainly a step in the right direction from the R’s, and interest in him shows that the club are looking to revamp their squad with youth and potential rather than overpaid, ageing stars who cannot perform.

The West London outfit have already confirmed the signings of Ben Gladwin and Massimo Luongo from Swindon, and Gray is another move towards a youthful, attacking squad.

Gray netted 18 goals for the Bees last season, registering a further six assists, and impressed with his live-wire play on the frontline doing much to impress.

However, with Mark Warburton leaving the club, and Brentford hiring new head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen, it could come that Gray is allowed to leave as the Dutch boss rebuilds his playing squad.

The comments from Ankersen suggest that he is willing to let Gray leave, and although QPR are a direct rival in the search for promotion to the Premier League, the R’s may just steal in and sign the exciting forward.

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