Queens Park Rangers are looking to sign Huddersfield Town’s Alex Pritchard as well as Stefan Johansen from London neighbours Fulham, according to talkSPORT.
Life without Ebere Eze is proving even more difficult than Rangers fans may have feared.
Despite the best efforts of the gifted Ilias Chair, Mark Warburton’s side is hovering just four points above the Championship relegation zone while averaging less than a goal a game.
And, with jet-heeled winger Bright Osayi-Samuel potentially on his way too after agreeing a deal with Fenerbahce, QPR are desperate to inject a dash of creativity into a struggling front line before February’s transfer deadline.
talkSPORT backs up claims from the Athletic suggesting Johansen, the 30-year-old Norway captain, could be heading to Loftus Road on loan until the summer.
The classy playmaker has twice helped Fulham seal promotion from the second tier but was left out of Scott Parker’s 25-man Premier League squad in October.
“He wants to play football. It has been a half-year,” Johansen’s agent, Tore Pedersen, told TV2 this week.
“We are looking at different solutions. It isn’t a problem to find a (new) club, but everything must be in order.”
If Fulham are unwilling to let Johansen join their rivals, perhaps Pritchard is a more attainable option.
talkSPORT adds Huddersfield may be tempted to terminate the final few months of Pritchard’s contract, allowing a player they signed for £11 million to leave the John Smith’s Stadium for nothing.
Interestingly, QPR boss Warburton got the best out of the gifted but inconsistent player during their time together at Brentford and even tipped the 27-year-old to become an England international.
“He’s got so much ability and he’s hungry for more. I think he’ll grace the international stage,” he told the Guardian in 2015.