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QPR making enquiry to bring in Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone in on loan

QPR have allegedly made an enquiry to bring in Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone in on loan for the rest of the season.

The injury plagued midfielder has been ruled out for the last three months following surgery on his ankle but is nearing full-fitness and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen to get the cultured midfielder game time at another club.

The central midfield area at Tottenham currently is a place that Huddlestone would struggle to force his way in to. Luca Modric, Scott Parker, Sandro and Jake Livermore all have been superb this season in a title-pushing Spurs side and Huddlestone is more likely to warm the bench than the hearts of the White Hart Lane faithful when he returns.

Redknapp understands that a player of the quality of Huddlestone is not going to return to full-match fitness solely just with reserve games and is searching for the right club that will give Huddlestone enough game time to make the potential loan worthwhile.

West Ham have noted their interest in the player but the Spurs boss would prefer sending his man to a Premier League club rather than down a level to the Championship. This has sparked a phone call from ‘Sparky’ – more famously know as Mark Hughes, at QPR, to enquire about bringing in the midfielder for the remainder of the season.

Hughes is keen to add quality to his underperforming squad, whose frailties in the midfield department were openly exposed by Newcastle in their 1-0 defeat on Sunday.

Joey Barton, the ageing Shaun Derry and Akos Buzskay are the only options currently available to Hughes in a position they need to strengthen fast if they are to drag themselves out of the relegation zone.

 

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