QPR director of football Les Ferdinand has revealed the Rs have loaned Sean Goss to Rangers to “gain experience” and insists there no plans to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.
Goss signed a loan deal with the Ibrox giants until the end of the season and will join the party heading to America at the end of this week for a training camp before taking part in the Florida Cup with games against Atletico Mineiro and Corinthians.
The 22-year-old has struggled to make any impact at Loftus Road after a £500,000 move from Manchester United 12 months ago – making only six appearances for Ian Holloway’s side.
According to Ferdinand, Goss’ temporary move is about helping the midfielder “gain some experience” as he boldly compared him with former team-mate Michael Carrick, who won the Champions League in the Man United midfield.
“We’re not looking at (a permanent move) at all,” Ferdinand said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“We’re just looking at this being about him going out to gain some experience. We have high hopes for Sean and his potential. This is just part of educating young players.
“If you look at Michael Carrick’s make-up and Gossy’s make-up, you will see similarities in the way they are built and their ability to pass the ball.
“I had the good fortune to play with Michael (at West Ham) and he passes the ball equally well with left or right foot. Gossy is predominately left-footed but it is a bit of a wand and he can find people in spaces that others can’t usually see. We just hope he can go to Rangers and show his true worth.”
Goss is under contract with QPR until 2020 after moving from Old Trafford, where he spent five years in United’s Academy system alongside current Gers youngster Jordan Thompson.
The German-born midfielder’s arrival at Ibrox will give manager Graeme Murty more options in a midfield which has been decimated by injury with Jordan Rossiter, Graham Dorrans and Ryan Jack all currently sidelined.
Goss has yet to make a first-team appearance so far this season.
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