Glenn Murray‘s current loan spell at Watford is not working out; reportedly he is to be recalled by Brighton & Hove Albion before joining Queens Park Rangers on loan.
REPORT: Glenn Murray Poised for Queens Park Rangers Loan
Glenn Murray to Use His Experience to Lift QPR
According to Andy Naylor of The Athletic (07/01), Brighton are happy for the deals to go ahead with one key condition; they must not lose on the financial deal they had in place with Watford to pay Murray’s wages.
Brighton and QPR would benefit from an incoming veteran striker, with both clubs fighting to stave off relegation.
However, The Athletic understands that Murray’s career at Brighton is over.
Instead, it is QPR who will benefit from the 37-year-old’s wealth of experience.
Murray has scored 202 goals in 553 career appearances, with 46 assists.
Meanwhile, QPR sit 20th in the Championship having scored only 20 goals in 22 matches.
The Hoops teeter two points off the relegation zone having not won any of their last five league matches.
Watford Spell Unsuccessful
Murray has made only one start in the Championship for Watford thus far.
He has featured another four times off the bench for the Hornets.
It is not what the striker wanted, having arrived at the club ready for more minutes.
When he first arrived at Watford he said: “It is a case of me wanting to come out and play as much football while I still can and score goals, which is what I love doing, so I want that feeling back”.
Watford have an array of attacking options including Joao Pedro, Andre Gray, Stipe Perica and Troy Deeney.
QPR’s Strikeforce Bolstered
With the addition of Glenn Murray, QPR will add more firepower to their squad.
Their joint top scorers are striker Lyndon Dykes and attacking midfielder Ilias Chair with five goals each.
The next highest scoring out-and-out striker is Macauley Bonne. The 25-year-old has scored two goals in 19 appearances.
A shrewd move could see QPR snap up Murray on loan, giving the player minutes and in return, the Hoops may get some important goals out of the experienced goalscorer.
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