QPR desperate to offload Idrissa Sylla before today’s deadline

Queens Park Rangers are frantically trying to offload Idrissa Sylla before the European transfer window closes later today, West London Sport states.

What’s the word?

After a disastrous start to the new Championship season, QPR boss Steve McClaren is trying to finalise deals in the market before the European transfer window slams shut later today – with the Football League loan window closing at the same time.

While a lot of the focus around Loftus Road concerns new additions, QPR are also looking to complete departures and West London Sport states McClaren is desperately trying to offload striking outcast Idrissa Sylla from the club.

Blackburn Rovers were previously said to be interested in the striker but have since turned their attention elsewhere, as QPR have made other clubs aware of the 27-year-old’s availability as they look to remove him from their wage bill.

McClaren addressed Sylla’s future after the Carabao Cup win over Bristol Rovers, where he confirmed the club were looking to come to an agreement.

What was said?

“We’re looking at options with everything at the present moment. We’ve got some players we want to come in and we’ve got some players that need to go out on loan, and also some players that need to leave the club.

“Hopefully in the next two or three days that will all be sorted.”

The right move?

Signed in 2016, Idrissa Sylla started well by scoring ten goals in 32 appearances during his debut campaign but that number slipped to seven in 26 last term. While that tally is still not a bad return, he has slipped down the pecking order following the club’s recent acquisitions.

The signings of Nahki Wells and Tomer Hemed on loan from Burnley and Brighton respectively have pushed Sylla towards an exit, with the forward not doing himself any favours by failing to find the net in three Championship appearances this season.

With QPR crippled by Financial Fair Play regulations and facing a transfer embargo in January, offloading Sylla by the deadline is crucial in order to raise funds for movement in other areas of the squad.