QPR transfer news: Hasselbaink reunited with former Burton forward El Khayati at Loftus Road
PUBLISHED: 17:01 01 February 2016 | UPDATED: 17:33 01 February 2016
QPR have clinched the signing of Burton Albion forward Nasser El Khayati on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
The 26-year-old, who only joined the Brewers this time last year from Dutch amateur side Kozakken Boys, scored 11 goals in 44 appearances during his spell with the League One club, with eight of them coming this season.
As first revealed in the Times last month, El Khayati, who has cost the Rs in the region of £350,000, has been a player Rs boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been closely monitoring, with the Dutchman jumping at the chance at being reunited with his former Burton boss at Loftus Road.
With uncertain futures for the likes of Junior Hoilett and Matty Phillips in W12, Hasselbaink was keen to strengthen his attacking options, with El Khayati able to play as an out-and-out striker, as well as a winger.
Elsewhere, Rob Green is in discussions over a move to Crystal Palace, with the veteran keeper desperate to sort a move out before the window shuts at 11pm tonight, after being told he is unlikely to feature for the first team again.
If the 36-year-old plays five more games for the Rs he will then activate a contract renewal clause - something the Rs want to avoid considering his hefty wage package.
The Times can also reveal that the west London club have been monitoring the progress of highly-rated Wycombe defender Aaron Pierre and former Tottenham wonderkid John Bostock, ahead of potential moves in the close season.
Although Bostock is set to sign a new deal at OH Leuven, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the current campaign, the Times understands he will have a modest release clause stipulated into that new deal, paving the way for a summer exit should he impress suitors between now and then.