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Championship clubs line up Brewers winger

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Burton Albion midfielder Abdenasser El Khayati is being scouted by two Sky Bet Championship clubs, according to the Burton Mail

Will Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink attempt to sign one of his former Burton players?

Will Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink attempt to sign one of his former Burton players?

El Khayati has scored 11 times in his 41 appearances for the Staffordshire side, including eight so far this season, putting him top of the Brewers’ scoring charts. The Dutchman signed for Albion as an unknown from amateur Dutch side Kozakken Boys in January 2015.

Queens Park Rangers are believed to be interested in signing him this month, as are Birmingham City.

The Blues are led by Burton’s former manager Gary Rowett and, with the departure of Demarai Gray to Leicester City this month, are looking for another winger.

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who left his job at the Pirelli Stadium a few months ago, brought El Khayati to Albion originally, and is thought to be a fan of him.

Rangers too are after reinforcements after selling Charlie Austin to Southampton yesterday, and the player’s versatility should mean he would be a good buy for the club.

The 26-year old can play as a winger or central striker and, according to the Burton Mail, Rowett has sent scouts on multiple occasions to watch his performances, which have lead the Brewers to the top of League One.

Whilst both managers would love to bring the Dutchman to their clubs, Burton boss Nigel Clough has previously stated that no one will leave unless it suits the club.

Burton fans… what do you make of the news? Will El Khayati’s departure hinder your title charge? Birmingham and QPR fans, will he improve your team’s season? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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