QPR ready to loan out striker Oteh

QPR are ready to send Aramide Oteh out on loan ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

Rangers have long intended to loan out Paul Smyth and Sean Goss during this month’s transfer window along with youngsters Osman Kakay, Ilias Chair, Niko Hamalainen and Giles Phillips, but have waited to make a decision on Oteh.

Smyth recently joined Accrington Stanley and potential options for the others are being considered – although on Wednesday afternoon it seemed that midfielder Goss, who rejected loan moves prior to joining Glasgow Rangers last season, would end up staying.

But forward Oteh, 20, could well spend the rest of the season elsewhere after Rangers decided they will allow him to leave if the right offer comes in.

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With Tomer Hemed on the way back to fitness and Matt Smith looking likely to stay, Oteh has been made available.

A number of clubs have expressed an interest and QPR are keen for the former Tottenham trainee to gain more first-team experience.

On-loan Brighton striker Hemed is closing in on a return following a recent hernia operation, while Millwall have made an approach to take Smith on loan but the target man’s wages mean a deal looks unlikely at this stage.

Oteh was signed by Rangers in December 2017 after being released by Spurs.

He has made 11 first-team appearances since then, scoring at Burton last season and from the penalty spot in QPR’s recent FA Cup win against Leeds.

In September his contract at Loftus Road was extended until 2021.