Report: Italian full back Marco Motta to join QPR next week

Marco Motta is currently available on a free transfer.

According to a report by Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio, Marco Motta is to begin training with Queens Park Rangers next week ahead of a mooted January switch.

The Hoops have struggled somewhat since their relegation from the Premier League last summer, occupying 13th position in the Championship and lying some seven points off the playoffs.

Newly-appointed boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been tasked with guiding his side to the playoffs this season, though without new additions it’s looking increasingly difficult for the Hoops.

January is a big month for QPR, and their bid to strengthen their squad is already under way with reports suggesting that Marco Motta is to join the club for training next Monday ahead of a potential deal.

“A new adventure on the horizon for Marco Motta. The footballer, currently available on free transfer, will begin training with QPR next Monday ahead of a possible transfer,” di Marzio's report reads.

Motta, 29, began his career at Atalanta and later had spells at Udinese, Torino, Roma and Juventus, winning the Supercoppa Italiana with the latter in 2013.

The one-time capped Italy international last had a spell at Watford, joining the club last February and making nine Championship appearances before departing Vicarage Road in the summer.

The versatile fullback has been without a club since, though reports in Tuttomercatoweb have linked him with a move to Scottish champions Celtic with the Hoops allegedly offering him a one-year contract.

Motta is predominantly a right-back and would offer QPR further options as James Perch and Nedum Onuoha have thus far featured in that role despite arguably being better placed elsewhere.

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