Following a quieter start to the summer in the transfer market than expected, Queens Park Rangers could be set to bring Jay Bothroyd to the club.
The striker’s contract at Cardiff City ran out at the end of the season and he has been looking for a new club ever since.
With 18 goals in the Championship during a season he also received an England call-up, Bothroyd is determined to secure a contract with a Premier League outfit to help his career push on even more.
Although there are plenty of interested parties, newly promoted QPR are first in line to have talks with the 28-year-old.
Following his return from holiday, the former Arsenal trainee will have discussions with Neil Warnock this week to discuss a move to Loftus Road.
Bothroyd’s agent recently said that the player has much to think about in the next couple of weeks after spending ‘three years turning his life around.’
It is certainly a big decision for him with regards to which club to join. He needs to think about continuing his England career and making a name for himself as a capable striker in the top-flight.
With this in mind, he needs to play football. Should Warnock make it clear that he intends for Bothroyd to lead the line during their Premier League adventure, this week’s discussions could be very productive.
However, Everton, Sunderland and Newcastle are also said to be interested in the striker. This could turn his head slightly.
Perhaps he will hold talks with each interested party and then make his decision. A very good position for him to be in ahead of the new season.
Bothroyd will be a Premier League footballer soon, that is for sure. Where he will be playing though isn’t quite as certain.
QPR have the first chance to speak to him, so it is over to them to get the ball rolling.