Report: QPR agree £1.3 million Jake Bidwell deal, medical tomorrow

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

The Brentford fullback is set to switch to Loftus Road to link up with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side.

Brentford's Jake Bidwell in action with Ipswich's Luke ChambersBrentford's Jake Bidwell in action with Ipswich's Luke Chambers

QPR have had an offer accepted by Brentford for left-back Jake Bidwell, according to Sky Sports, as the Hoops prepare to mount another promotion challenge in the Championship next season. 

The report suggests Bidwell will sign for £1.3 million, and is set to undergo a medical and discuss terms at QPR on Friday.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd HasselbainkQPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is eager to make his mark on the Rs squad in what is his first summer in charge at Loftus Road, and the Dutchman has already secured the signings of a couple of players for the new season.

And it looks like Bees skipper Bidwell has been identified as the player to improve QPR's leaky defence, alongside recent arrival Joel Lynch, with the Hoops releasing left backs Armand Traore and Yun Suk-Young. They currently have the ageing Paul Konchesky as first choice in that position.

Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford (L) in action with Brentford's Jake BidwellMiddlesbrough's Patrick Bamford (L) in action with Brentford's Jake Bidwell

QPR, who finished 12th last season, had the second worst defence in the top half of the table, only beaten by Brentford themselves.

Bidwell, who signed for the Bees permanently in 2013 after a couple of impressive spells on loan from Everton, the club he graduated from, has made 210 appearances for the North Londoners, but only has a year left on his contract at Griffin Park.

With the 23-year-old refusing to extend his contract, Brentford look to be cashing in when they have the chance.

Brentford's Jake Bidwell walks off the pitch dejected after being sent offBrentford's Jake Bidwell walks off the pitch

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