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2 pros and 2 cons as QPR cast eye over move for European midfielder

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QPR are said to be keeping tabs on Bochum midfielder Thomas Eisfeld, who is entering the final year of his contract according to Fussballtransfers. 

Eisfield has been with the German side since 2015, after signing from Fulham, and he has gone on to make 104 appearances for Bochum in total.

He has chipped in with nine goals and eight assists in his time with the club, and it seems as though his impressive showings haven’t gone unnoticed.

Belgian side Standard Liege are also claimed to be interested in a deal to sign Eisfeld in the January transfer window, although it remains to be seen as to which club is leading the race to land his signature.

QPR are currently sat 19th in the Championship table, and will be hoping to put together a positive run of results at the earliest of opportunities.

We take a look at TWO pros and TWO cons to QPR eyeing a move for Eisfeld ahead of the January transfer window.

Pro: The cost of any potential deal 

Eisfeld is entering the final few months of his contract with German side Bochum, which has seen clubs register their interest in his services.

With his contract set to expire in the summer, Eisfield could be available at a cut-price deal for any potential suitors, which making him a tempting signing for the Hoops.

They could certainly benefit from signing a player of his quality in the January transfer window.

Con: They face competition for his signature

Eisfield is also attracting interest from Belgian giants Standard Liege, which will surely be a tempting offer for the former Arsenal and Fulham midfielder.

They’re competing in European competitions as well, and you couldn’t blame Eisfield if he was to favour a move to Liege over QPR.

Pro: He has a point to prove

Eisfield does have experience of playing in English football, having been on the books with both Fulham and Arsenal earlier in his career.

But he didn’t exactly hit the heights with either club, and will feel as though he has unfinished business in English football.

QPR would be getting a player that is eager to prove a point, which could make him a smart addition to Mark Warburton’s squad.

Con: Is he guaranteed regular minutes?

Mark Warburton already has a number of options available to him in midfield for this year’s league campaign.

The likes of Geoff Cameron, Tom Carroll and Dominic Ball are just some of the options that play in a similar position to Eisfield, and there is no guarantee that the German midfielder would be a regular starter.

This would mean that it could be a wasted move in the long-term for both the player and the club.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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