QPR weigh up move for West Ham striker

BENNI McCarthy played for QPR’s reserves in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Tottenham on Tuesday afternoon.

The South African foward, 33, is out of favour at West Ham and is being considered for a loan move to Loftus Road.

McCarthy enjoyed a successful three-and-a-half years at Blackburn, but has been criticised for being unfit and overweight since moving to east London just under a year ago.

He previously established himself as a formidable striker for Ajax, Celta Vigo and Porto.

More recently, the striker’s career has nosedived, and last year he was left out of his national team’s World Cup squad.

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McCarthy, South Africa’s all-time top scorer, has made only six first-team appearances for West Ham this season.

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