Andre Dozzell is on his way to Queens Park Rangers as the Hoops continue to add to their squad in what has been a productive summer window so far.
He’ll be the first genuine ‘new’ face to arrive at the club this summer with permanent deals being sorted for Charlie Austin, Jordy de Wijs and Sam Field already in this transfer window.
Indeed, it’s clear that Mark Warburton has wanted to keep the spine from the second half of the season intact as much as possible and add to it, and that is what Dozzell should do.
Rangers ended last season in fine fashion with the aforementioned trio really lending a hand to the Hoops’ surge up the table.
It’s made sense, then, that QPR have looked to keep them but, of course, the feeling was that further additions were needed to really mount a play-off challenge next year – something Dozzell could really play his part in in 2021/22:
A regular for Ipswich last season, this year could be the perfect time for him to really kick on under a manager like Mark Warburton.
He should fit in well to the deep-lying midfield roles that the R’s’ boss likes to utilise, potentially dovetailing nicely alongside Sam Field in the middle of the park.
He is progressive with the ball, and also reads the game well to break up opposition attacks, meaning we should see QPR turn defence into attack quickly with him in the side.
Certainly, there will remain talk over Stefan Johansen and whether he is going to join Rangers, too, but if he doesn’t QPR have at least moved already to bring in a midfielder that can provide a similar set of attributes and, crucially, has room to get even better.
It’s a really decent-looking piece of business, and one that QPR fans will want to see more examples of in the coming weeks.