The Mirror is reporting that Premier League clubs are demonstrating an interest in signing midfielder Ryan Manning from Queens Park Rangers. It is believed that AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace have been monitoring the progress of the talented 20-year-old.

Manning was handed his first team debut in December by then manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. However he has gone on to become an important part of the squad under Ian Holloway too, and top flight scouts have noticed the rapid progress that he has made.

Holloway himself has expressed his excitement as to the future that Manning could have,

“I have had some wonderful players and, in my view, Ryan is up there with them. He is a special talent.”

The youngster ended the season making 18 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship, scoring his only goal in his fourth, which was a local derby draw with play-off semi-finalists Fulham.

Eddie Howe and Sam Allardyce are now keen on taking the Republic or Ireland Under-21 international to the top flight, and have since submitted enquiries.

It is no secret that Holloway is planning on making big changes to his squad over the summer following what has been a largely disappointing campaign at Loftus Road. He’ll certainly be keen on keeping the likes of Manning, rather than cashing in on them. However should this Premier League duo line up a tasty offer, then perhaps the Championship club could find it hard to turn down. The creative left-footer’s stock has grew over time and it is set to continue to do so.


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