QPR lead the chase for Rangers striker
Published 22:27 18/12/11 By Alan Nixon
QPR boss Neil Warnock has jumped to the front of the race for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic.
Warnock’s spies watched the Croatian in action at the weekend in Rangers’ 2-1 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle and he is ready to outbid Sunderland for the marksman.
The Hoops chief plans to move fast – with Sunderland rival Martin O’Neill putting Jelavic on a short-list of potential signings but not as first choice.
Jelavic will be sold by Rangers if the right offer comes in when the January transfer window opens. The Glasgow club value the player at a staggering £10million, but QPR could get the price down to around £7million and strike a deal.
Jelavic has been a huge hit in Scotland but is still a ‘gamble’ in Premier League terms.
However, Warnock’s spies like what they have seen and the manager has been told he has funds to bring in players.
Warnock wants three new players down the spine of his side and is also looking for a centre-half and a midfield leader.