Conor Washington has been signed by QPR today, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took to his personal Twitter account to react to the transfer.
I have admired him for a long time. He's a bright young striker who likes to score goals, something you can't coach into a player #qpr— Jimmy Floyd (@jf9hasselbaink) January 19, 2016
He comes to #qpr with great enthusiasm and strongly believes in our philosophy going forward at the club.— Jimmy Floyd (@jf9hasselbaink) January 19, 2016
I'm confident he will quickly establish himself as a firm fans favourite at #QPR and will continue to improve as a player— Jimmy Floyd (@jf9hasselbaink) January 19, 2016
The Rs head coach welcomed Washington to the club, and admitted that there is one trait the 23-year-old possesses which excites him.
Hasselbaink has claimed that Washington ‘likes to score goals’ which is ‘something you can’t coach into a player’.
This is a natural trait needed for a goalscorer, and Washington’s record of 15 strikes this season certainly suggests he has a natural talent behind his impressive form.
Hasselbaink has also suggested with confidence that Washington will quickly establish himself as a fan favourite at Loftus Road, with a place in the starting XI available for a striker who can quickly start scoring.
Washington, who started his career with St. Ives Town before moving to Newport County in 2012, has scored 15 goals in 30 games in all competitions this season, with 10 in 24 League One games.
He scored 32 goals in 93 games for Peterborough since signing for the club in January 2014, and at his age he can only continue to develop into a better striker.
QPR have signed Washington as the replacement for Charlie Austin, who has recently signed for Southampton.