Queens Park Rangers have taken Tottenham defender Grant Hall on trial ahead of a possible permanent move for the centre back.
The R's have snapped up the likes of Tjaronn Chery, James Perch, Massimo Luongo, Ben Gladwin, Jamie Mackie, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Sebastian Polter so far this summer, but manager Chris Ramsey has yet to bring in a new centre back.
That position has become even more pressing since the deal which saw Steven Caulker join Southampton on loan last week, and Ramsey has taken a step to rectify the problem by taking Tottenham's Grant Hall on trial, as reported by West London Sport.
Hall, 23, joined Spurs from Brighton and Hove Albion back in 2012 but has yet to play a competitive game for the club, spending time on loan with Swindon Town, Birmingham City and Blackpool in recent years.
Now, with seemingly no future at White Hart Lane, Hall has joined QPR on trial in a bid to win a permanent contract, and featured during the R's 1-1 draw with Atalanta.
Manager Ramsey spoke to West London Sport after the game, and admitted that it's possible Hall could earn a deal at Loftus Road - but only as cover for his first choice centre backs.
"He’s still a young boy – he’s only in his early 20s – and you’d probably look to bring in that ilk of player for the future," said Ramsey. "We probably wouldn’t be looking to bring him in as our mainstay centre-half at the moment, but it’s about competition and people fighting for places and prising their way into the team. We do need to recruit a centre-back. I thought Grant did okay," he added.
Tottenham's home grown players such as Danny Rose, Ryan Mason, Andros Townsend and Harry Kane have all made an impact under Mauricio Pochettino, but not every player can have the same success.
Hall appears to be one of those players, and whilst he could leave Spurs without having made a first team appearance for the club, QPR represent a better chance of playing regularly - and at 23, that's vital for the defender at this stage of his career.