QPR to show ambition with move for French international striker

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QPR have already arguably bought higher calibre players than their supporters would have expected this season, but they could show even greater ambition if convincing Andre-Pierre Gignac to sign in January.

The money of Tony Fernandez has already brought in numerous new faces to QPR this summer and the acquisitions of Joey Barton and Shaun Wright-Phillips have especially shown that the club can aim higher with their targets.

However, they would raise the bar to a greater level if they conclude a deal for Gignac, although there are grounds to believe that such a move would interest the French international.

Gignac appears to have completely fallen out with Marseille manager Didier Deschamps after complaining of a lack of game time after falling behind Loic Remy and Jordan Ayew in the attacking pecking order.

His frustrations have also seen him sent to train with the reserves, while his time spent on the substitute’s bench has impacted negatively on his international prospects.

Gignac appeared in all three French games at the last World Cup, but has hardly had a look in since, with at least six strikers currently ahead of him in Laurent Blanc’s plans.

Therefore, he is likely to welcome a move away from Marseille in January and although bigger clubs than QPR are likely to have an interest, this does not put them out of the race.

QPR will almost certainly be able to meet his wage demands, while they can guarantee the first-team football that he craves to work his way back into the international fold.

Furthermore, a move to London may tempt Gignac and there are rumours that he is reportedly interested in testing himself in the Premier League.

QPR are currently 4/1 in the Premier League odds to be relegated this season, but luring Gignac to Loftus Road should easily be enough to ensure their safety.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.