Sources around the QPR are predicting that the club big marquee signing this transfer window will be Brazilian midfielder Anderson from Manchester United.
The energetic 23-year-old has seemingly fallen out of favour at Old Trafford this season and QPR are ready to strike with a reported £10m bid, which could have add-ons if the club consolidate themselves in the Premier League.
Anderson is rumoured to be extremely embarrassed over the return of formerly retired Manchester United legend Paul Scholes – manager Sir Alex Ferguson obviously believes the veteran is currently a better option in the middle of the park rather than the underperforming Brazilian.
Injuries and off the field dramas, including a high-speed car crash which left him with quite serious injuries, have pushed the former Porto star, who was purchased for a reported £21m in 2008, down the pecking order at United.
Michael Carrick, the returning Tom Cleverly, Phil Jones, Park Ji Sung, Ryan Giggs and now Paul Scholes all are currently ahead of Anderson for a place in the United midfield.
New QPR manager Mark Hughes, who took over from Neil Warnock earlier this month, has made a central midfielder his number one position to strengthen. QPR’s player of the year so far, Alejandro Faurlin, has been ruled out for the season with a serious knee injury while Hughes isn’t convinced Shaun Derry and Akos Buzsaky have the required attributes to feature in a successful Premier League side.
Fellow midfielder Joey Barton has also reportedly failed to impress Hughes with his attitude after a Twitter tirade at former boss Warnock caused outage within the supporter ranks.
Anderson is rumoured to be on-board with a move to London, whether Hughes can convince the player that QPR is the club for him will be a far greater challenge.