Report: QPR hoping to land Brighton striker Tomer Hemed

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren watches the first half action from the stands during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Queens Park Ranger at Deepdale...

Could Premier League striker Tomer Hemed be set for a deadline day switch from Brighton and Hove Albion to Queens Park Rangers?

Steve McClaren poses for a photo, as he is officially unveiled as the Queens Park Rangers new manager at Loftus Road on May 21, 2018 in London, England.

The transfer window is creaking shut but Queens Park Rangers are still allegedly hoping to bring a Premier League striker to Loftus Road.

Steve McClaren is hardly flush with potent goal-scorers in West London, so it seems that he has turned his attention to a man with an enviable record in the Championship – Tomer Hemed.

 

According to the Argus, McClaren wants to bring the 31-year-old Israeli international to QPR in a deal that would make sense for all parties.

Hemed has scored three times in pre-season, but first-team opportunities look slim next season. Brighton have signed the Romania international Florin Andone from Deportivo, meaning Hemed is likely to be fourth in the pecking order behind Glenn Murray and Jurgen Locadia, too.

Tomer Hemed of Brighton & Hove Albion congratulates goal scorer Pascal Gross during a Pre-Season Friendly between Brighton and Hove Albion and FC Nantes at Amex Stadium on August 3, 2018...

But the former Almeria and Mallorca striker could be the main man at QPR. He excelled in the Championship for Brighton between 2015 and 2017, scoring 30 goals in 73 games overall.

Hemed also has a very impressive one-in-two ratio for his country, netting 16 times in 32 games for Israel. And, with his contract expiring in a year, he would not cost a bomb.

QPR will be under a transfer embargo in January but are able to sign players until the end of August.

Tomer Hemed of Brighton scores the only goal of the game during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Newcastle United at Amex Stadium on September 24, 2017 in...

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