QPR looking to sign Adomah on permanent deal

QPR are looking to tie up the signing of Albert Adomah on a permanent deal.

Adomah, a Rangers fan, is seeking a financial settlement to leave Nottingham Forest, where he is in the final year of his contract.

That would pave the way for a return to west London for the former Harrow Borough winger, who will turn 33 in November.

QPR are keen to add to their attacking options and on Thursday morning were preparing an improved bid for Charlton striker Macauley Bonne, having had a previous offer rejected.

They want to bring in at least one winger and are interested in Andre Green, who is a free agent after recently leaving Aston Villa, but Adomah is the priority.

QPR chasing pre-deadline deals

Discussions have also been held about a potential deal to sign former Arsenal youngster Chris Willock, who is keen to return to England from Benfica,

Willock remains a possible option but reports in Portugal suggesting a deal has been agreed for him to join the R’s are wide of the mark.

Rangers would land a seasoned Championship player if they complete a deal to sign Adomah.

After impressing at Harrow Borough, he was picked up by Barnet in 2008 and had spells at Bristol City, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa before signing for Forest last year.

He quickly fell out of favour at the City Ground and spent the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff City.

Adomah has previously bemoaned QPR’s failure to sign him, saying: “Ask the scouts. I’m a local boy and played on the Astroturf pitch next door.”

Rangers did express an interest in him while he was at Middlesbrough, in January 2016, as part of a proposed swap deal involving Matt Phillips, but it came to nothing.

Speaking after scoring twice against them at Loftus Road for Aston Villa in 2017, he said: “I’m a QPR fan. That’s why I didn’t really want to jump for joy when I scored.

“QPR are a very strong team – obviously I know that because I follow them.

“The majority of my friends, especially the local ones, support QPR.”

Signings ‘very close’

Mark Warburton confirmed on Thursday afternoon that QPR are on the verge of more new signings.

The manager wants to bring in a striker and wide-player ahead of the transfer deadline.

QPR boss Mark Warburton
Warburton wants support for striker Dykes

And he said: “You never want to tempt fate but I hope we get at least two or three in. I hope we’re very close on two or three.

“A lot of work is being done behind the scenes and we can add some quality and depth to the squad.”

Support for striker Lyndon Dykes is a priority given that Ebere Eze, Jordan Hugill and Nakhi Wells, who scored the lion’s share of Rangers’ goals last season, are no longer at the club.

“I think we have to look at the attacking options,” Warburton said.

“It’s about goals and a lot of goals have been taken out of the team, which we have to replace.

“Lyndon has come in and done very well and we have to make sure we spread that burden a little bit.

“So a lot of work is being done in that key area.”