Report: Newcastle linked with summer move for QPR midfielder Leroy Fer

The QPR midfielder is wanted by Newcastle boss Steve McClaren.

As reported by SoccerNews in the Netherlands, Newcastle are looking to sign Leroy Fer from QPR this summer, with Steve McClaren a big fan of the midfielder.

The duo worked together at FC Twente when they won the Eredivise title under McClaren, and the Dutch international was one of few good performers for QPR last term.

Despite suffering successive relegations with Norwich City, and then the R’s, Fer is considered a talented midfielder, with an eye for goal and a real physical presence in the middle of the park.

He would improve many Premier League teams, but QPR are surely keen to keep ahold of him as they look for an immediate return to the top flight. Norwich had no choice but to let him go last summer when the R’s came calling, and if a top flight team makes a move for him again this summer, Fer will surely push for a move away.

He is an international midfielder for the Netherlands, and with Euro 2016 coming up at the end of this season, Fer will want to be playing top level football to ensure he is in the national selection come the start of the tournament.

What would Fer bring to Newcastle?

Fer is similar in style to Georginio Wijnaldum, his fellow Dutchman who has just been signed by the Magpies from PSV. They are both box-to-box midfielders with a strong attacking presence, but Fer has an advantage over his compatriot.

Having played in the Premier League since the summer of 2013, Fer is experienced in the Premier League, and this could prove vital if the club intend to move forward. His talent is far better than successive relegations imply, and if Newcastle can strike a value deal with QPR for Fer, he could turn out to be a fantastic signing.

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