Sky Sports understands that West Bromwich Albion are set to bolster their squad with the acquisition of Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro. He is due to have a medical with Tony Pulis’ side today, ahead of signing a loan deal with the view to it being made permanent at the end of the season.
Pulis is hoping to sign the player before midday in order for him to feature in this weekend’s FA Cup tie versus Graham Westley’s Peterborough United. The 17-cap Brazilian international has been informed by R’s boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink that he is free to leave the club this month.
The former Tottenham Hotspur man was expected at the West Brom training ground at 8am this morning, not only to complete his medical but to also discuss personal terms. He hasn’t been involved in Hasselbaink’s matchday squads in recent times, so a move away should go through relatively quickly.
Sandro joined WPR on deadline day in 2014 when signing from Spurs for an undisclosed fee by Harry Redknapp. He has struggled with injuries quite a lot during his time at Loftus Road, however Pulis will be hoping he has an instant impact as he looks to ensure they don’t get dragged back into a relegation fight.
He looks set to become the second high-profile exit from the club this month, after Charlie Austin penned a permanent move to Southampton earlier this month. Rob Green is another who could shortly follow these two out of the door, whilst Matt Phillips has been linked with a move away as well, with AFC Bournemouth said to be very interested in signing him.
QPR have a free weekend coming up, as they are out of the FA Cup following defeat to Nottingham Forest a few weeks ago. They are next back in action next Saturday at home to Ipswich Town in the Championship.