Queens Park Rangers are set to sign England International and former Cardiff City Striker Jay Bothroyd to a two year deal, according to a report by Skynews.com today.
Bothroyd was spotted in London for a medical this week and Hoops boss Neil Warnock has mentioned him as a target this summer. The 28 year-old scored twenty goals for Cardiff City last season, but the recent arrival of Rob Earnshaw - and his hefty wage bill - appear to have made him expendable. Bothroyd opted not to renew with the Bluebirds after they failed to win promotion last term.
QPR initially balked at his £65,000-per-week wage demands, but interest remained strong for a club in need of an offensive upgrade. We'll have to see what the final price is, but this makes a world of sense for the R's, particularly with the uncertainty surrounding Adel Taarbt's future.
Bothroyd is an excellent addition up front and should help stretch the field and create solid opportunities for the club. We'll have to see whether Warnock sticks with last year's 4-1-4-1 or 4-2-3-1 formations, or moves the midfield around to feature both Bothroyd and Heidar Helguson, who featured so prominently in attack during the Championship run.
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