In news being reported across various sources, including the Mail Online, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s QPR are said to be interested in Chelsea’s young starlet Patrick Bamford.
Bamford enjoyed a very successful loan last season at Middlesbrough during which he was named as the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year. This propelled him to a loan at Premier League Crystal Palace that proved not as successful, Bamford leaving after not receiving sufficient game time.
With interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink confirming earlier this week that Bamford will train with the club’s Under-21s and has little chance making the breakthrough to the senior set up at Stamford Bridge. With this in mind, and also that 20-year old Bertrand Traore is in front of him in the Chelsea pecking order, the Mail Online say that ex-Chelsea legend Hasselbaink, now the manager at QPR, is “keen to rescue Bamford from the Blues academy” and will use the “close links at Stamford Bridge” that he built up during his playing career there.
With QPR reported to be looking to strengthen their strikeforce ahead of the run-in to the end of the season, they need not look further than Chelsea’s ‘forgotten’ young hitman Bamford who scored 19 goals during his loan spell last season on Teesside – those goals showing that he is prolific at Championship level.