Everton are looking to add bulk to their strike force by making a £1m play for QPR striker Jay Bothroyd.
Goals have been a big problem this season in the Premier League for David Moyes’ side, scoring only 20 league goals in 20 games. Left-back Leighton Baines is the club’s joint top goal scorer with three which pretty much says it all.
They nearly managed to strike a deal with Bothroyd’s former club Cardiff in the summer but he opted to chase the bigger wages and sign for QPR. That decision has really worked out for the England international as he’s struggled to find a regular spot in a QPR side that has struggled for form. He has two goals to his name, both headed efforts against Manchester City and Tottenham, but the Loftus Road faithful haven’t really taken to the lazy, languishing style of the frontman, who is reportedly regretting his decision to move to west-London.
Additionally, the man that brought him to the club, and fought tooth and nail to get him, Neil Warnock, was sacked on Sunday and replaced by Mark Hughes. A clean slate for Bothroyd to work off maybe? Apparently not as Hughes is planning on bringing in a whole new strike force to QPR, which could include Carlos Tevez, and Bothroyd’s style of play isn’t really in the Hughes mould.
This has already attracted the attention of Everton, who are willing to renew their interest in the striker, who would bring a much needed physical presence to their attack. Moyes’ doesn’t have an endless supply of funds to spend but would be able to scrape together the required £1m to get their man.