QPR close to Macheda loan
Queens Park Rangers are 95 percent likely to sign Manchester United’s Federico Macheda on loan in January, according to the striker’s agent.
The Italian has seen little in the way of regular first-team opportunities at Old Trafford with Wayne Rooney, Javier Herandez, Dimitar Berbatov and Danny Welbeck all ahead of him in the pecking order in United’s attack.
The 20-year-old’s agent, Giovanni Bia, has conceded his client is set to move to Loftus Road but is adamant he remains part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s long-term plans at Old Trafford.
“I think at 95 percent that Macheda will go to London, because he needs to play, and this is the only suggestion of a transfer to date,” Bia told Sky Sports.
“There was nothing concrete with Wigan. The club closer to Macheda is QPR.”
“He’ll go on a simple loan for six months, because Sir Alex Ferguson believes in him and wants to take him back to United at the end of the season.”
“The other five per cent of chance is that Macheda stays in Manchester.”
Macheda has made just seven appearance in all competitions this season, scoring one goal.
Sat 31 December, 2011