QPR table offer for Ligue 1 star

Queens Park Rangers have had a busy week in terms of transfers, and they have now entered into negotiations to bring another new face on board, reports talkSPORT. The Guingamp midfielder Younousse Sankhare has been lined up, as Rangers table a bid of £1.6 million for the player.

However, it is believed that Harry Redknapp will likely have to increase the offer if he hopes to sign Sankhare. The midfielder has become a crucial part of the current Guingamp squad, picking up a Coupe de France winner’s medal in May. He has also played for Paris Saint-Germain, but has never played in the Premier League.

The news follows successful attempts by Redknapp to bring Jordon Mutch and Maurico Isla into the side. Mutch arrived for £6 million from Cardiff City, whilst Isla has made the switch to Loftus Road from Juventus. Sankhare has been capped at Under-21 level for France, but he is yet to be called up to the senior squad.

A well regarded player at Guingamp, however, it could prove difficult for Rangers to prise him away. Sankhare will almost definitely require a bigger transfer fee than £1.6 million, and it remains to be seen how far Redknapp will go in order to get him signed. At 24 years old, he would be brought in as a younger player hoping to achieve a reputation in the Premier League – something that he can do if he helps QPR escape relegation next year.

Updated: August 8, 2014 — 9:30 am
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