Should QPR consider signing Tottenham’s Milos Veljkovic on loan?

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Tottenham youngster Veljkovic would be a perfect signing for QPR.

QPR have started this season in solid, if uninspiring form, but there are areas in their team that still need work.

Chris Ramsey completed a wealth of transfer business over the summer, and his new look team possess a mixture of youth, experience and talent to impress in the Football League.

However, there is still one problem position which has proven to be hard for QPR to solve, with Ramsey unable to find a top class pair of midfielders for the double-pivot role in his 4-2-3-1 system.

Karl Henry looks to be the most consistent selection for the defensive player in the double-pivot, whilst Daniel Tozser - who made his debut on Saturday - is set to rotate with Tjaronn Chery and Alejandro Faurlin for the attacking role.

Whilst the three creative players are all exceptional at Championship level, Henry has yet to properly impress in his role, and Ramsey should consider signing a player on loan to provide competition for the 32-year-old midfielder.

And when searching for a loan player, Ramsey should look no further than his old club Tottenham Hotspur - and their young star Milos Veljkovic.

Serbian youth international - and Under-21 World Cup winner - Veljkovic does not look to be part of Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team plans this season, and he needs to be playing competitive football to ensure his development continues.

Staying with the Under-21 set-up would be a bad decision, and a drop to the Championship will allow the defensive midfielder to show himself off to Pochettino, with QPR the team perfect to his style of play.

He would provide a far better defensive work rate than Henry currently does, and he is much more mobile than the ageing midfielder, who often looks static when play is being directed towards him.

Veljkovic, 19, is also able to provide cover at central defence if needed, whilst he also offers a more direct threat if QPR are playing at home and Ramsey wishes to utilise just one holding player in a more offensive 4-3-3 system.

He is an extremely technically gifted footballer, and has shown himself to be a strong creative threat when given space to run into, whilst not forgetting his primary duties are to shield the back-line.

He is also young and energetic, two of the main hallmarks of the team Ramsey has created, and would likely be keen to link up with the man who coached him at Spurs’ academy.

QPR need a new midfielder, and Veljkovic needs a loan spell in the Championship, and it appears as if the Serbian midfielder would be perfectly suited to the West London club.

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