Sunday, 3 July 2011

QPR close in on Jay Bothroyd

QPR will step up their chase for England striker Jay Bothroyd now the transfer window is officially open.
Despite the confusion surrounding the position of current Loftus Road boss Neil Warnock, the Hoops top brass are pressing ahead in pursuit of their summer targets.And, after failing to persuade Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge and Peterborough hitman Craig Mackail-Smith to sign for them in recent days, the west Londoners are now turning their attention towards Bothroyd .Having scored 41 times in 116 league games for Cardiff, Bothroyd appears finally to be fulfilling the huge potential he first showed as a youth player at Arsenal.

However, that impressive return for the Welsh club, which earned him an England cap last season, has not been enough to attract significant interest in his services from more established Premier League clubs.

Even though Bothroyd, who will be 29 in August, is a free transfer after refusing to sign a new deal with Cardiff, only Celtic have made a serious inquiry to date.

But the former Coventry hitman is believed to be keen on a move to QPR – as long as they prove they have the ambition to survive in the top flight.

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