QPR and Portsmouth compete for 'exciting' Premier League talent loan deal

The rising Premier League star could add dynamism to the QPR midfield.
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QPR are set to compete with League One high-flyers Portsmouth to complete the loan signing of up-and-coming Brentford star Myles Peart-Harris.

The 21-year-old has been linked with another short loan spell this January having spent last season with third division side Forest Green Rovers, where he registered six goals and four assists in 47 appearances. Peart-Harris has been working with the Bees' first team this season and has made five appearances in all competitions under Thomas Frank.

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QPR manager Marti Cifuentes has shared his belief that the club will bring in new faces this month but admitted that any deals would have to be carefully constructed with Financial Fair Play pressures. The Spaniard has already sat down with new CEO Christian Nourry to discuss the matter.

Bringing in Peart-Harris on a loan deal could help the Rs turn the large spells of possession enjoyed against Bournemouth and Watford into more penetrating moves. However, the club will face competition from Pompey, as well as Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town according to TEAMTALK.

Brentford are currently believed to be deciding whether they can afford to let the former Chelsea man leave on loan this month. The club's attacking options are weak as it stands with Bryan Mbuemo and Kevin Schade nursing injuries, while Yoane Wissa is at the Africa Cup of Nations.

All three of Peart-Harris' Premier League cameos this term have come since the start of December, pointing to a growing need for reinforcements at the Getch Community Stadium. As such, any loan deal may only be confirmed later this month when Brentford can decide on their squad depth.

QPR are looking to make moves that comply with FFP pressures (Image: Getty Images)QPR are looking to make moves that comply with FFP pressures (Image: Getty Images)
QPR are looking to make moves that comply with FFP pressures (Image: Getty Images)
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The Bees star is contracted at the club until 2025, with an option for a further year. Having signed for the side in 2021 as an 18-year-old, Frank said: “Myles is a very talented young player and an exciting signing for us. We see him playing as an ‘eight’ in our system and he fits the position profile perfectly for that. He is a dynamic midfield player, and he drives forward with the ball.

“Myles has great quality on the ball. He can score goals and deliver assists for us. He is great at arriving in the penalty area at the right time. There is also lots of development potential for our coaches to work with. We think there will be lots of areas where he will get better, particularly defensively, but he has some great attributes, and we believe we can maximise his potential."