QPR are trying to sign Australian World Cup star Trent Sainsbury but it’s not going as well as they hoped, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
QPR are looking to sign Australian centre-back Trent Sainsbury, who featured at the Russia World Cup, but are finding to difficult to secure a deal.
Alan Nixon claims that “It’s not going as well or as quickly as they were told it would” with negotiation for Trent Sainsbury.
About Trent Sainsbury –
Sainsbury started his youth career in Australia with Perth Glory in 2008 before moving a year later to the AIS where he was part of their National Youth League squad in the 2009–10 season.
In 2010, Sainsbury was signed by the Central Coast Mariners and spent a good few years there to aid his development.
In March 2013, Sainsbury was nominated for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year but it was eventually won by Marco Rojas. Sainsbury was named the Mariners Player of the Year for the 2012–13 season. He was also named in the PFA A-League Team of the Season for 2012–13.
Following this impressive spell, Sainsbury signed for PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie on a two-and-half year deal in January 2014.
In January 2016, Sainsbury left PEC Zwolle on a $1.5 million transfer and signed a 3-year deal with Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning.
On 31 January 2017, Jiangsu Suning loaned Sainsbury to their sister club Inter Milan until 30 June 2017. He made his debut on 28 May 2017 in a 5–2 win over Udinese.
February 2018, Sainsbury moved on loan to Grasshoppers for the remainder of the 2017–18 Swiss Super League season.