QPR face competition for Finnish starlet

QPR owner Tony Fernandes

HITC Sport understands QPR face battle for Finnish star.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes and director of football Les Ferdinand in the standsQPR chairman Tony Fernandes and director of football Les Ferdinand in the stands

Queens Park Rangers face a battle for Finnish winger Mikael Soisalo with a number of Italian and Dutch sides chasing the player, sources close to the club have told HITC Sport.

Soisalo, who plies his trade in Finland's top flight with FC Ives, enjoyed a spell on trial at QPR last month after he came to the attention of the club's scouts with a number of eye-catching performances for FC Ives.

Soisalo has scored two goals and laid on four assists for Ives this season and is regarded as one of the most exciting prospects to emerge from Finland in recent years.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

The 18-year-old is understood to have impressed QPR's coaching staff during his training stint at Loftus Road last month and the club plan to keep an eye on his progress.

However, QPR risk losing out on the exciting attacker with sides from Italy and Holland weighing up moves for Soisalo this summer.

Italian trio Palermo, Cagliari and Pescara and Dutch duo Vitesse Arnhem and FC Groningen have been tracking Soisalo and are ready to firm up their interest in the player.

QPR owner Tony Fernandes

QPR owner Tony Fernandes

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