QPR to Launch Ambitious Bid for Former Barcelona and Real Madrid Star

QPR are set to make a sensational move for Benfica forward Javier Saviola as the Argentinean has fallen down the pecking order at the Portuguese club.

The former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker made the move to Benfica in 2009 after leaving the Bernabeu and was initially considered a first team regular in his first two season at the club.

However, the excellent form of Oscar Cardozo and Nolita, who have scored 10 goals in the opening seven games, has meant that Saviola has found himself restricted to starting on the bench.

The 29-year-old has a wealth of experience at some of the biggest clubs around Europe and despite having now retired from international football had scored 11 goals in 40 appearances for Argentina.

According to Talksport, the diminutive striker is considering his options after entering the final year of his contract at the Portuguese side and Premier League side QPR have emerged as a potential destination.

The London club is attracting plenty of attention with River Plate, Sevilla, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid all interested in signing the striker.

QPR manager Neil Warnock is being backed by new owner Tony Fernandes and the club will be hoping to persuade the striker to choose a move to England.


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