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QPR submit £3 million bid for talented 15-goal striker to replace Austin

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Queens Park Rangers have made a £3m bid for Peterborough United striker Conor Washington, according to the Daily Mail.

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The 23-year-old, who has also been linked with moves to Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County this month, has been given permission to talk to the Loftus Road outfit.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side need to replace top scorer Charlie Austin, having sold the 10-goal striker to Premier League side Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £4m at the weekend.

The Hoops’ director of Football, Les Ferdinand, was recently spotted watching the frontman in Peterborough’s 3-2 win over Sheffield United, in which Washington scored the opening goal.

Washington is Peterborough’s leading scorer so far this season, having netted 15 goals in 31 appearances for the club, including 10 in the league.

The striker joined the League One club from Newport County in 2014 for a fee in the region of £500,000 after helping the Welsh team win promotion to the Football League in the 2012-13 campaign.

QPR and Peterborough fans…What do you make of this news? Would Washington be a suitable replacement for Austin? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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