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QPR lodge bid for international midfielder as Warburton looks to improve squad

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QPR are looking to improve their squad this summer and have made their first move in the hopes of landing midfielder Alan Judge.

New R’s manager Mark Warburton is keen to make his mark at Loftus Road this summer and according to Alan Nixon, has lodged a £250k bid for Irish midfielder Judge.

Judge is currently plying his trade with Ipswich Town after moving to Portman Road following a serious injury which curtailed his progress at Brentford, and he made 19 appearances for the Tractor Boys last season as he continued to step up his comeback.

However, there is some thought within the footballing world that Judge could well fancy a move back into the Championship following Ipswich’s relegation to League One, and new QPR manager Warburton knows Judge well from their time together at Griffin.

A full Ireland international, Judge was once seen as one of the finest midfield players outside of the Premier League before disaster struck just over two years ago in the form of a serious leg injury.

Judge though is well on the way to being back to full fitness despite suffering a few set-backs since his move to Portman Road, and he could well see a move to Loftus Road as the ideal platform for him to continue to rebuild his career.

The Verdict

I can’t see Ipswich saying yes to what is a paltry sum really for a player who on his day is one of the best in the second and third tiers.

Judge is obviously struggling to get back to his very best, but he still has plenty to offer, and he might fancy working under former manager Warburton one day.

QPR need new players, but they are surely going to have to up their bid if they want Ipswich to even consider selling a player who could well prove decisive in them getting back to the Championship next year.

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