It has already been an eventful summer for QPR in terms of transfer business.
The club have so far made seven senior signings as they look to build on a strong end to last season in the Championship, and it appears they are not done yet.
As exclusively revealed by Football League World, QPR are one of a number of Championship clubs who are interested in a loan move for Manchester City’s Tommy Doyle.
Up until now, the 19-year-old has made seven senior appearances in all competitions for the reigning Premier League champions, who are understood to be weighing up their options with regards to a possible temporary move away from the Etihad for the teenager.
So what would it mean for QPR if they were to win the race to secure Doyle’s services for the 2021/22 season.
Here, we’ve weighed that up with a look at some of the questions that might arise from those links.
Would he be a good signing?
It does look like it would be a good signing for QPR.
Doyle has already started to work his way onto the fringes of the Manchester City first-team, which feels like a clear indicator that the teenager is highly thought of around the Etihad.
As a result, you do feel as though the midfielder is someone who would be capable of making an impact in the Championship in the coming campaign.
That would also make this an exciting bit of business from the perspective of QPR fans, so it does seem worth looking into for the Championship club.
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Would he start?
You would expect Doyle to be a regular if he does make the move to QPR.
If Manchester City are to sanction a loan move for the teenager, they are going to want it to aid his development and improve him as a player before he returns to the Etihad.
The best chance of him doing that is by playing week in week out, so there would surely be an expectation on Warburton to use Doyle if he comes to QPR.
Indeed, with plenty of other clubs interested, you would imagine QPR will have to be willing to play him on a consistent basis, if they are to convince City that they are the best potential destination for the midfielder.
What would he bring?
Doyle would obviously be a useful extra option in the centre of midfield for QPR next season.
With a deal to bring Stefan Johansen back to the club after his loan spell from Fulham during the second half of last season yet to be completed, that could provide some welcome strength in depth for QPR.
Indeed, despite his role as a midfielder, Doyle would also offer an extra attacking threat for QPR, having scored four goals and provided 11 assists in just 17 league games for City’s Under 23s side last season.
Add in the fact that Doyle will surely be determined to prove he is ready to compete at first-team level, and this does seem as though it would be a useful piece of business for Warburton’s side if they can pull it off.