QPR seal signing of defender Lynch

QPR have completed the signing of defender Joel Lynch from Huddersfield Town. 

Rangers will pay an initial fee of around £750,000 for the former Nottingham Forest man, 28, having continued to pursue a deal despite previous approaches being rejected.

R’s boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was keen to sign a left-sided central defender this summer and knows Wales international Lynch from the Dutchman’s spell on the coaching staff at Forest.

QPR also want Arsenal youngster Isaac Hayden and remain keen to sign left-back Jake Bidwell from Brentford, who are reluctant to sell their captain.

Like Lynch, Everton youth product Bidwell, 23, is entering the final year of his contract.

And West Brom, who had a bid for Matt Phillips rejected last summer, have made a fresh enquiry about the winger but are yet to make an offer.