QPR director confirms progress on Sean Goss move from Manchester United

QPR director confirms progress on Sean Goss move from Manchester United

Queens Park Rangers director Les Ferdinand has heaped praise on new signing Sean Goss, labelling the German as an excellent young midfielder.

Goss arrived at Old Trafford back in 2012 and accompanied the first team during a pre-season tour of the United States in 2015.

The youngster completed a permanent move to QPR for a reported sum of £500,000 earlier this week.

And Ferdinand, when asked to comment on the move, insisted that the 21-year-old would be a welcome addition to Ian Holloway’s squad.

“Sean’s very highly rated and the mere fact he is even looking at coming to us is a real positive,” Ferdinand said.

“He’s an excellent young midfielder and exactly the type of player we’ve been looking at. That deal is close to being completed.

“We now need to raise funds to go out and purchase players, so if we can bring a few in who we think will have premium sell-on value, like Sean, then we’re very much moving in the right direction.”

It was thought by many within the youth system that Goss, who quickly outstripped the Under 18s and moved to the Under 21s, would serve as a suitable replacement for Michael Carrick further down the line.

His superb ball-retention and poise in midfield – something that could, if needed, be translated into a reliable influence at left-back – provided an alternative to the more conventional type of midfielder, and it feels as if such maturity will help Goss during his exploits in the Championship.

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