Report: West Brom to make one last attempt for QPR ace Matt Phillips

Loftus Road QPR

West Bromwich Albion have been heavily linked with Queens Park RangersMatt Phillips.

According to the Daily Star, West Bromwich Albion are plotting one last £8 million deadline day move for Queens Park Rangers’ highly-rated winger Matt Phillips.

The report claims that QPR are reluctant to sell the Scotland international, yet his refusal to sign a new contact may force their hand and allow West Brom to finally get their man.

The Baggies have been keen on Phillips for some time, though any previous negotiations with the Hoops have come to standstills, with the West London club unwilling to budge.

However, the 24-year-old has just 16 months left on his contract, and QPR will be well aware from the Charlie Austin case that keeping hold of him for too long will only see his price decrease.

Phillips has been in decent form at Loftus Road this season, scoring five goals and adding a further four assists in 29 Championship appearances.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side are currently some way off the playoff positions, and with slim chances of promotion, the club may feel it’s best to cash in on Phillips now little is at stake.

West Brom are on the lookout for new wide players having seen the on-loan Serge Gnabry return to Arsenal, and Tony Pulis has made no secret of his admiration for the QPR ace, as noted by the Birmingham Mail last summer.

The West Midlands side currently sit in a safe mid-table position in the Premier League, though thus far they have been one of the quietest top-flight teams in the January transfer window.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch