Portsmouth are set to beat Coventry City, MK Dons and Plymouth Argyle to the signing of QPR’s David Wheeler according to a report from TeamTalk.
The 27-year-old winger started his career at Brighton and Hove Albion but wasn’t able to break through. That meant he had to go to non-league football to get his chance. He would play for Lewes and then Staines Town before being noticed by Exeter in 2013 and signed up by them. Wheeler would go on to make over 100 appearances for the Grecians before being signed by QPR last season.
While many were hopeful that Wheeler was going to be able to make the step up to the Sky Bet Championship, bad luck hit him. He suffered with several injuries while at Loftus Road which kept him out of the first team picture and limited him to just nine appearances. He did make a good impression while playing though as he scored on his debut against Middlesbrough.
With a new head coach coming in during the summer with Steve McClaren replacing Ian Holloway as manager, Wheeler has found himself no longer being needed at QPR and has been hawked around other clubs in recent days. Several teams were interested in signing him with Coventry, MK Dons and Plymouth looking to do what they can to sign him. But those three teams are set to lose out in this race with Portsmouth close to wrapping up the deal to sign him. This could be a great signing for Pompey should he re-find the form that made him a star at Exeter.