QPR keen on signing ex-Spurs winger Oduwa

Queens Park Rangers are keen on signing former Tottenham Hotspur winger Nathan Oduwa after he impressed on trial with the club, West London Sport reports.

What’s the word?

Looking to fight back after a disappointing start to the season, Steve McClaren’s options to strengthen his QPR side are extremely limited following the close of the loan window but the West London side are exploring other options.

West London Sport reports that former Tottenham Hotspur winger Nathan Oduwa, now a free agent after leaving Slovenian side Olimpija Ljubljana in the summer, has impressed on loan with QPR and the club are interested in securing his services.

Primarily a winger but also capable of playing in a central position, 22-year-old Oduwa failed to make a single senior appearance during his time with Spurs but did earn first-team experiences in loan spells with Rangers, Luton Town, Peterborough and Colchester.

Worth a punt?

Well known to QPR technical director Chris Ramsey, who coached Oduwa during his time at Tottenham, the links between the youngster and the club’s hierarchy reduce the concern about whether the 22-year-old is up to scratch.

With his limited experience though, featuring for a QPR side that face a fierce battle to avoid relegation for the Championship is a test that will provide a significant jump for Oduwa and he may not be able to adjust to the challenge.

QPR also have other wide talents in their squad under McClaren and bringing in Oduwa could limit the development of the likes of Paul Smyth and Eberechi Eze, although the struggling side could do with more depth in this area.

With Oduwa available for nothing, QPR should take a punt on the Nigeria U23 international if he has impressed behind the scenes but fans should not expect too much from Oduwa initially.