QPR Transfers: 6 Players Who Fans Would Love to See Signed in January
With Queens Park Rangers' treatment room busier than Macy's on Black Friday, January cannot come around soon enough for manager Mark Hughes, as he looks for reinforcements for his squad.
Some on this list will be met with raised eyebrows and a snort of "there is no way QPR could sign players like that." But I beg to differ, as I point you in the direction of exhibit A: Ji-Sung Park, and exhibit B: Julio Cesar.
With quality like that already being enticed to West London, this paves the way for more stars to follow in their footsteps.
Here are six players that would look good in a hooped shirt.
But if there is there anyone else you would like to see at Loftus Road after Christmas, let it be known below.
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Dawson would be a great signing for QPR, as the England man is very adept at commanding the back line and offers great pace and agility that the West London side doesn't possess at the moment.
And the recent run of results shows that they are in desperate need of a class center-back.
Dawson may have spurned Hughes' advances earlier on in the season, but I wonder if his feelings towards a move away from White Hart Lane will change after he spends the rest of 2012 on the bench, as he does not seem to feature in Andre Villas-Boas' plans.
Dawson could easily re-start his England career with enough playing time, which could work well as Rangers can offer him a permanent starting position.
It's win-win all around.
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The central midfielders at QPR at the moment are sublime, but what the club is missing is somebody who can slam into the opposition, and not in a Joey Barton type way.
Emmanuel Frimpong was out on loan at Wolves last season, as his Arsenal appearances were becoming sparse.
Arsene Wenger strengthened the midfield even more over the summer, which means that Frimpong may not have as many opportunities as he would like in North London.
Frimpong is just the sort of player QPR are looking for.
The 20-year-old is one for the future: He is very robust and would strengthen the midfield in more ways than one. His passing ability is almost on par with his tackling, and any player who has been "Frimponged" will tell you just how tough this guy is.
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The 32-year old may not be as nippy as he once was, but Malouda is still a very good player.
It would be nonsense to ignore the fact that such a talent is sitting just a few miles away, looking for a new opportunity and a new club.
Malouda's wage would most likely not be an issue, but QPR will need to climb up the table in the coming weeks to tempt a player who won a Champions League winners medal not four months prior.
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Daniel Sturridge is another Chelsea player who seems to be out of favor at the club, having made only two substitute appearances in the Premier League so far this season.
The striker is strong, quick, hard working and has a nose for goal; he scored 13 in all competitions last season.
Sturridge will be looking for regular football to keep him at the forefront of Roy Hodgson's mind, and Hughes will be looking for someone to fill the gap that Andy Johnson has left.
Yes, another Chelsea cast-off, but if we can make an exception for Jose Bosingwa and his eyebrows, then we can make another one for this talented young lad.
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Andrey Arshavin is one of my most favorite players in the whole wide world, and I think he is incredibly undervalued at Arsenal.
Arshavin struggled last season and, therefore, was sent back to Russia for the latter half on loan.
However, he showed glimpses of his former self when he ran the show against Coventry in the Capital One Cup in September.
Yes, I know it was only against Coventry, but Arshavin's speed and skill was fantastic to watch, and I feel the Premier League is a lesser place when Andrey isn't playing week-in and week-out.
The Russian would be a fantastic addition to the QPR squad, plus his commute from North to West London wouldn't be that bad.
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The Manchester City starlet is just 20 years old, yet his style of play is every bit as accomplished as a player who has been at the top of their game for a number of seasons.
If we are talking about who fans would love to see in a blue and white hooped shirt, then this man is definitely near the top of my list.
He is exciting to watch, and in my opinion, is the best thing to come out of Sweden since IKEA.