QPR eyeing a move for Charlton Athletic defender

Queens Park Rangers are eyeing a move for Charlton Athletic defender Tom Lockyer, according to sportswriter Sean Gallagher

The 25-year-old joined the League One side last summer on a two-year deal. He departed Bristol Rovers after his contract expired at the end of the 2018-19 season. 

He spent seven seasons at the Pirates which saw him registered a total 284 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven goals, and creating three assists. 

The Wales international enjoyed a good first season with the Addicks, racking up 43 Championship appearances and creating one assist. The talented footballer also earned ten senior caps for the national side. 

The Superhoops have been scouring the market for a centre back since Grant Hall left the club and joined Middlesbrough to work under Neil Warnock. Their experienced defender Toni Leistner is also expected to leave the club, and if that happens, then QPR will be left with Conor Masterson and Yoann Barbet only. 

They were heavily linked with Northampton Town’s Charlie Goode, however, the player opted to join Brentford. 

Lockyer seems to be a good fit for them, but the Red Robbins would likely hold out for a bigger offer considering their relegation at the end of their 2019-20 campaign. 

Although the Addicks played poorly last campaign and merited relegation, they had some players like Lockyer and Dillon Phillips who performed well and deserved to keep their Championship status. 

Tom is a leader who has a lot of experience and QPR looks to be in need of a leading figure at the back following the departure of Hall.  

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