QPR to sign Sunderland target Vargas

Eduardo Vargas
Eduardo Vargas

HARRY REDKNAPP has confirmed QPR are on the verge of signing Sunderland target Eduardo Vargas.

Sunderland are believed to have made an enquiry with Italian side Napoli over taking Chile international Vargas on a season-long loan.

Forward Vargas emerged as an alternative to Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, with Sunderland’s long-running pursuit to re-sign the Italian yet to reach a conclusion.

But QPR also approached Napoli over Vargas and they look to have won the race, with the 24-year-old scheduled to have a medical tomorrow, before joining on loan with a view to an £8million permanent move next summer.

It is thought that QPR’s signing of Vargas’ fellow Chile international Mauricio Isla was a key factor in his decision to move to Loftus Road.

Boss Redknapp today told Sky Sports News: “Vargas is a quality player – he is sharp, he is bright. He can play up front, he can play as a number 10.

“I liked him in the World Cup and he’s someone we’ve been following for a while. So we’re hoping it’s a possibility that we can bring him in.

“We’ve had reports on him for quite a while. One of our scouts who lives abroad has been following him for years now. It’s not done yet, but hopefully it is going to be done.”