Report: Wolves and QPR to battle Premier League club for Marvin Johnson

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert and Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway

The Oxford United winger is also on the radar of Stoke City and Birmingham City.

Oxford United’s Marvin Johnson and AFC Wimbledon's Barry Fuller in action

Marvin Johnson is increasingly unlikely to still be an Oxford United player next season, the Birmingham Mail reports, with Wolves and QPR at the front of the queue for the winger’s signature.

The 26-year-old is something of a late bloomer having spent the majority of his early career in non-league football before arriving at the Kassam Stadium via 18 months with Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership.

And Johnson looks almost certain to maintain his recent rise with a switch to the Championship beckoning in the summer.

The Birmingham Mail reports that his electric performances, plus five goals from out wide, have caught the attention of a number of clubs higher up the footballing ladder with Wolves and QPR reportedly in the mix.

Wolves boss Paul Lambert added both Andi Weimann and Ben Marshall to his squad in January but with the Midlanders hovering just above the relegation zone, the Scotsman could be forgiven for wanting to add some fresh blood to his squad.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert

And the same could be said for Ian Holloway at QPR. The capital club have flattered to deceive at times this season while their goal tally is among the poorest in the division.

The Birmingham Mail also report that Premier League side Stoke City and Gianfranco Zola’s Birmingham are also tracking Johnson’s progress so expect this deal to rumble on for some time.

Motherwell's Marvin Johnson scores their first goal

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