Middlesbrough and Blackburn have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Queens Park Rangers midfielder Luke Freeman, after reports on Football London suggest the club may have to sell their prized asset.

QPR’s Luke Freeman finished second in the assists chart in last season’s Championship campaign, and had attracted interest from the likes of Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers. Now reports suggest that with the London club’s recent struggles, they may need to cash in on the midfielder.

It is unsure whether the likes of Middlesbrough and Blackburn are still interested in Freeman, but with Boro’s lack of goals, the attacking midfielder could be a key figure in creating chances for teammates, and thus, goals.

Steve McClaren’s side currently sit in 18th place, and are some way off the Play Off picture, and it looks unlikely they will be getting out of the second tier and back into the Premier League this season already. Freeman may look to increase his chances of playing at the highest level with a move away from Loftus Road.

He already has two goals and one assist to his name this season in 12 games, and he will be hoping he can replicate his numbers from last season, having achieved five goals and 12 assists in the 2017/18 campaign.

Middlesbrough and Blackburn may come in with a bid as early as January, however both sides have started the season well, with Boro currently in 4th place, three points off top, and Blackburn are in 10th, one point outside the Play Offs.

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