On-loan Queens Park Rangers youngster Sam Field is expected to make a permanent move from West Bromwich Albion this summer.
The Stourbridge-born utility-man has made 22 Premier League appearances for the Baggies, but failed to establish himself this season under Sam Allardyce.
Field has impressed since his temporary switch to Loftus Road in January, and with just one year left on his deal with Albion, it makes sense for the West Midlands club to cash in on him this summer.
QPR boss Mark Warburton told West London Sport: “I have been delighted with his contribution. I know he is enjoying his football and being around the squad. They have embraced him as a personality so, so far, so good.
“He has settled very well. He can play at centre-half in a two or a three and, as he has shown, in midfield. He’s 6ft 2in and has that physicality you need, so he ticks a lot of boxes for us.”
If Field makes 12 appearances for the Hoops before the end of the season, it would trigger an automatic contractual option to buy. However, having only made eight so far with three remaining, the deal may not run as smoothly as first hoped.
Despite this, both clubs are reportedly still willing to negotiate a deal and do expect it to go through.
Indeed, next season Field could be in direct competition with his former employers. With just six Premier League games remaining, Albion look in serious danger of relegation. QPR, meanwhile, have been linked with a host of names this summer with an impending promotion push in mind.