Rangers target Dutch midfielder Chery

QPR want to use their windfall from Raheem Sterling’s big-money transfer to sign Tjaronn Chery from Dutch club FC Groningen.

A sell-on clause agreed when Liverpool signed Sterling in 2010 means Rangers will get 20% of the fee paid by Manchester City for the England international this week.

Chery, 27, was on QPR’s list of targets after the end of last season and a move to sign him has been sanctioned following confirmation of Sterling’s transfer.

An attacking midfielder with an impressive goalscoring record, Chery’s previous clubs include FC Twente and Den Haag.

A number of Premier League clubs have been monitoring him and Aston Villa recently approached Groningen but were unable to agree a deal.

Dutch media have claimed that QPR have had a bid for him rejected and that he is keen to play for a top-flight team.

However, Rangers are pursuing a deal, with discussions between the two clubs ongoing.

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