QPR lining up £15m bid for Everton’s Jack Rodwell
QPR are rumoured to be lining up a sensational £15m bid for England international Jack Rodwell.
New manager Mark Hughes has always been a huge fan of the Everton centre-midfielder but has never been able to even consider lining up a bid for the youngster due to transfer restrictions at his former club Fulham.
At QPR however his bosses have entrusted him with an apparent £30m war chest and have reportedly told him to look towards younger players, who may have future sell-on value. Whether Rodwell fits that bill is debatable as the £15m required to prize him away from Everton should be the largest transfer fee he will ever command.
Despite this Hughes is allegedly incredibly focused on talking to Rodwell in order to try and sell him the concept of QPR that attracted the former Manchester United man to take over the reins at Loftus Road. It is thought that the youngster would demand a wage in excess of £100,000 per week just to consider the move.
Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is keen on not only stabilising the club in the Premier League but putting in place a structure that can push the club to become one of the biggest club’s in the world. He believes in building from the bottom and isn’t afraid to throw significant money at talented young players in order to attract them to the shores of west-London. Whether this is actually possible – only time will tell.
Everton are well-known to be in dire straits financially and would not be in a position to reject a monster bid. Chelsea and Manchester United have not stepped up their interest in the player, who is seen by many as an England regular of the future, and now could be the perfect time for QPR to wade in.