Queens Park Rangers are currently not progressing in talks to sign Fortuna Sittard left back George Cox, as per a recent update by football journalist David McIntyre on Twitter.
The R’s are said to be in the market for a new full back this summer, with Cox having caught their eye recently after his fine form out in Holland.
Mark Warburton is said to be a big fan of the former Brighton and Hove Albion player and the West London’s side’s interest has stepped up in recent weeks.
However it does now appear that any progressions that the R’s were making over a deal being struck have now his a buffer, with McIntyre providing the following update on the situation:
Waiting on Fulham for Johansen. Would be surprised if it doesn't happen but was always going to take a while. Cox not progressing at the moment.
— David McIntyre (@davidmcintyre76) July 5, 2021
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The 23-year-old only signed for the Dutch club last summer and has since excelled on the left hand side of defence, racking up five goals and four assists in 34 appearances across all competitions.
Cox is under contract with Fortuna until the summer of 2023, meaning that QPR will have to pay a fee to bring him back to England during this transfer window.
This would be a bit of a blow for the R’s if they mis out on a deal for the left back, as he is said to be one of Warburton’s chief targets moving forwards.
It is an area of the team that they need to improve and it is clear that they have turned to the foreign market in search of a cheaper alternative to the domestic options that are available to them.
Cox is an attacking full back that would really add some extra creativity going forward and organisational skills at the back.
He has gone out to Holland to prove himself after coming through the ranks at Brighton and may well leap at the chance to return home to England if the R’s can resurrect a deal for the player.