West London Sport understands that Queens Park Rangers are considering offering a contract to trialist Marco Motta. The full back most recently played for Watford last season before he was released over the summer.
The 29-year-old right back is set to feature in a friendly game against Reading tomorrow and also featured in a similar match last week as well. He played nine times for the Hornets last season as they made a return to the Premier League as runners-up under Slavisa Jokanovic, who was recently named the new head coach of Fulham.
Current QPR players Gabriele Angella and Daniel Toszer are former team-mates of Motta, so he wouldn’t exactly be entering an unknown dressing room should Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink elect to make the Italian his first Loftus Road signing.
It is apparent that the R’s are looking to sign defensive cover in the full back position, especially at right back. With usual first choice James Perch unavailable because of injury, Hasselbaink is keen to sign someone so that he can revert Nedum Onuoha playing in his preferred and more influential position of centre back.
Motta certainly has a glowing playing CV in terms of the clubs he can class as previous employers, all of them based in Italy. Roma, Juventus, Udinese, Torino and Genoa are just five clubs where he has featured over the course of his career. He also represented the Italian national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics and has one cap for the senior team when appearing in a friendly against Ivory Coast in 2010.