QPR expected to confirm signing of keeper Walsh

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QPR are expected to finalise the signing of teenage goalkeeper Joe Walsh later today.

West London Sport revealed on Tuesday that Rangers were close to bringing in Walsh, 18, from Gillingham in a deal potentially worth up to £500,000.

He is expected to sign a two-and-a-half-year contract with the option of an additional year.

Rangers are keen to sign Walsh as one for the future.

A number of clubs have shown an interest in the youngster, who has made one league appearance for Gillingham.

He also played in a Carabao Cup tie against Stoke earlier this season and has featured six times in the EFL trophy.

QPR would also like to bring in a left-back and for some time have been lining up possible replacements for Bright Osayi-Samuel should he leave this month. The winger has joined Fenerbahce.

Rangers wanted Alfie Doughty but he chose to join Stoke City from Charlton.

Southampton’s Josh Sims, who is currently on loan at Doncaster, has also been linked with the R’s but is not among their targets.

The club’s priority is to bring in another central midfielder.

Rangers wanted a player in that position this month and have brought in Stefan Johansen, but Tom Carroll’s injury lay-off means they are now looking to make an additional signing.