Conor Washington has failed to score in his first 15 appearances for Queens Park Rangers.
Washington moved to QPR from Peterborough United last January, but he has made a slow start at the London club.
The rapid forward has failed to score in any of his first 15 appearances for QPR, but Ferdinand is still optimistic over the 24-year-old’s future.
“I spoke to Les Ferdinand about Conor Washington and he said he’s got a fantastic attitude, he’s quick, he is raw, but he thinks he’ll be a player,” Shearer said.
Washington set QPR back a considerable amount of money, and he will be expected to have an important role to play next term.
The former St Ives Town man has offered some hope that he will be able to lead the line for QPR through his performances for Northern Ireland.
Washington has become Michael O’Neill’s first choice striker at Euro 2016, and his performances against both Ukraine and Germany have caught the eye.
At the moment Washington is in competition with Sebastian Polter for a striking place at Loftus Road, but QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is expected to bring in a striker this summer.