Queens Park Rangers are the latest Championship side thought to be paying interest in Southend’s teenage sensation Dru Yearwood, according to reports.
The 18-year-old is currently in great form for Chris Powell’s side, having broken into the first team this season. He’s made 14 appearances this campaign, taking his total for the club to 42.
He’s not only being watched by QPR, but Millwall have taken the time to visit Roots Hall too. However, with the youngster contracted until 2021, he won’t be making a move on the cheap.
The midfielder has been with the club since the age of 11, but it seems likely that he’ll be making a big money move in the near future, perhaps not millions but enough to tempt him away from League One for the bright lights of the Premier League.
Would it be a wise investment for Queens Park Rangers? Or would the move hinder his blossoming career?
Our FLW panel discuss whether this move makes sense for both parties.
I can see this being a pretty good move to be honest.
Steve McClaren is doing well with his current blend of youth and experience he has concocted at Loftus Road.
Adding Dru Yearwood would be be another piece of the puzzle as QPR look to further improve.
I have no reservations about how successful this move could be for both parties.
He would be an underrated signing.
Yearwood is certainly an exciting talent, but I think he would benefit from regular football at the young age he currently is.
There’s no doubting that in the long-term, he would be a very good bit of business for QPR but I can’t see him getting into their starting XI this season.
So he should get more game time under his belt before eyeing a move elsewhere.
I think it’d be really a good signing for the R’s.
Yearwood has really impressed for Southend over the last year or so, and displays so much maturity for an 18-year-old. With him being under 23, QPR can sign him despite their transfer embargo, so it’s a win-win.