Exclusive: QPR agree to sign attacker for £800,000
QPR have agreed an £800,000 deal to sign Chris Willock from Benfica, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 22-year-old caught the eye of Hoops boss Mark Warburton while on loan at Huddersfield Town last season.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the winger is putting pen to paper on a three-year contract at Loftus Road after a fee of £800,000 was agreed between the two clubs.
Willock made 14 appearances for Huddersfield in the 2019/20 campaign and scored against Bristol City and West Brom.
The right-footed attacker spent the first half of last season on loan at the Hawthorns but failed to make a senior appearance for the Baggies which prompted a move to the Terriers.
However, for West Brom’s Under-23 side his 11 appearances yielded an impressive six goals and five assists.
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He rose up the ranks at his boyhood club Arsenal and is the brother of current Gunners midfielder Joe Willock.
Chris struggled to break into the first team set up at the Emirates and subsequently signed a five-year contract at Benfica in the summer of 2017.
He went on to score 14 goals and provide a further nine assists in 64 appearances for Benfica B, but he never featured for the senior side.
Warburton has been in the market for offensive reinforcements following the £16million sale of Eberechi Eze to Crystal Palace in August.
Willock is set to become the club’s seventh summer signing following the arrivals of Lyndon Dykes, Rob Dickie, Tom Carroll, Luke Amos, George Thomas and Macauley Bonne.