Newcastle United are in the hunt to sign QPR talent Eberechi Eze this summer, according to The Chronicle.
It is reported that Newcastle’s current Head of Recruitment, Steve Nickson, is monitoring the player who would apparently tick the boxes regarding a signing the club’s incoming new owners would appreciate.
It is no wonder why. Eze has been one of the Championship’s finest performers this campaign, scoring 12 goals and creating eight for the London club.
Such form has also caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle might have to spend £20 million to secure his signature, according to a recent report from The Sun.
One man who would undoubtedly vouch for his talents is former Newcastle United striker Les Ferdinand.
Somewhat ironically, Newcastle signed Ferdinand from QPR in 1995 and he went on to spend two seasons at St James’ Park, scoring 50 goals in 84 games for the club.
He is now director of football at QPR and speaking to the Beautiful Game Podcast, as relayed by the Daily Mail, in March, he suggested QPR may have to sell the player, who is one of the best talents he has ever seen.
“If you look at his footballing ability I could put him down as one of the best I have seen in terms of what I have been fortunate to play with in my career.
“When I see some of the things he does on a football and how comfortable he is on a football, I put him up there as one of the best I have seen.
“I think that is out of our hands. We may get an offer we can’t refuse.”
It is high praise considering some of the players Ferdinand played with in his illustrious club career, as well as with the England national team.
Newcastle fans will just be hoping they can secure his services and bring in a top talent to start their new revolution this summer.