Queens Park Rangers have reportedly been monitoring exciting Ipswich Town centre-back Luke Woolfenden over the course of the season so far, according to TWTD.
The 21-year-old is enjoying a breakthrough season at Portman Road under Paul Lambert so it is perhaps not too much a surprise that the youngster has started to garner attention from those higher up the pyramid.
So far this season he has racked up 13 appearances in the third tier, playing the full 90 minutes in all of them, starting their last four straight matches as well.
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Woolfenden spent the season on loan with Swindon Town in League Two during the majority of the 2018/19 season, notching 32 appearances as he helped the Robins push for a spot in the play-offs.
It is no surprise that the Rs are looking to strengthen their back-line. They remain the only side in the Championship yet to keep a clean sheet this season and have now not won in seven games.
January looks like being an important time for the West Londoners. Currently sat in 16th place, they are nine point above the relegation zone and also six off the pace for the play-offs meaning it is a campaign that could still go either way.
I think this would be a smart signing for the Rs.
Yes, their defence needs immediate improvement but Woolfenden would also represent a wise investment in their future as well to ensure these problems do not become a regular occurence.
However, with three years still remaining on the youngsters contract, they may find it hard to strike a deal that benefits them enough in the short-term.