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Premier League name linked as QPR defender search continues

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QPR have enquired about a move for Fulham’s Michael Hector as they search for defensive reinforcements, a report from West London Sport has claimed.

Mark Warburton’s side are apparently in the market for a centre back before Friday’s deadline, and it seems as though Hector is one of the targets they have identified.

According to the latest reports, QPR have made enquiries about both Hector, and Cardiff’s Aden Flint, although it is thought the latter is unlikely to make the move to The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Hector however, seemingly remains an option, although a number of other as yet unnamed Championship sides also said to have enquired about the Fulham man.

The summer arrivals of the likes of Tosin Adarabioyo and Joachim Andersen looks set to push Hector down the pecking order at Craven Cottage, despite the 28-year-old playing a key role in the club’s promotion to the Premier League in the second half of last season, potentially freeing him up for a move.

As things stand, there are still two years remaining on Hector’s contract with Fulham, securing his future at the club until the end of the 2021/22 season, with the Cottagers holding the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.

The Verdict

This could be an excellent signing for QPR.

They are not exactly stacked at centre back at the minute, so it does seem sensible they are looking to add another option in that position, and this looks to be a sensible candidate.

Hector played a key role for Fulham in helping them win promotion last season, and his vast experience in the Championship could certainly make him a useful asset for Mark Warburton’s side were he to make this move.

You also feel it is a deal he could be open to if he feels he is not going to get much playing time at Fulham following their recent recruitment drive at centre back, although his contract situation means that Fulham are in a strong position to negotiate, so this deal may not be cheap for QPR.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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