Queens Park Rangers have contacted Derby County about signing their captain Tom Lawrence, according to West London Sport.
Derby was put into administration in September 2021 and are facing a dire future if they cannot acquire the funds to ease their financial troubles.
It is likely that the 28-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, will be available at a cut-down price.
QPR Pursue Tom Lawrence
However, despite QPR’s desire to sign the attacking midfielder, they face challenging opposition to secure his signature. A host of clubs are reportedly pushing to acquire the talented player.
Lead leaders Fuham and Premier League sides Burnely, Brighton, Newcastle and Wolves are all reportedly interested in Lawrence.
Potential Statement Signing
If QPR were able to fend off other clubs and sign Tom Lawrence, it would be a massive statement to the rest of the league.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton wants to bring in another attacking midfielder to boost QPR’s attacking output and perhaps release a bit of pressure off of Ilias Chair’s and Chris Willock’s shoulders. Both players have established themselves as two of the best young talents in the league and are crucial to how QPR attacks.
Nevertheless, introducing Lawrence to the collective approach Rangers have already shown this year will improve their chances of either securing an automatic promotion spot or a playoff place. QPR do not have a goalscorer in double digits, yet they sit in fourth in goals scored and fourth in the league.
Derby’s top goalscorer has so far scored seven and assisted three in a depleted squad which has suffered transfer embargoes and two separate point deductions.