Why James Forrest is perfect for Les Ferdinand... but not necessarily QPR

The Celtic winger has been linked with Queens Park Rangers.

According to BBC Sport, Celtic's James Forrest is interesting QPR among others.

And the signing could fit perfectly into Tony Fernandes and Les Ferdinand's new QPR mantra.

Indeed, the owner and his head of football operations have been keen to emphasise an adapted approach to the transfer market - signing young, talented players with an eye on the future.

But, as Celtic fans will tell you, Forrest could be a risky signing. A talented enough player, the 24-year-old won't necessarily be missed at Parkhead due to his injury troubles.

Forrest has had plenty of good moments in a Celtic shirt but also bad ones. His attitude has sometimes been criticised.

In that regard, QPR have been there before. The likes of Shaun Wright-Phillips, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Tjarron Chery, Leroy Fer and Junior Hoilett were all meant to bring creativity, while younger players have been focused on this season.

So, while Forrest could give QPR a young, skilful player with potential, that may not be ideal for the west London club itself. Signing the 24-year-old would please Ferdinand and the R's' search criteria - but it brings risks in that the Celtic man is unproven in terms of long-run fitness, attitude and consistency.

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