QPR manager Mark Hughes is said to be readying a £5m bid for United’s Korean winger Ji Sung Park after getting the nod from club owner Tony Fernandes.
Rangers dramatically escaped relegation in the final minutes of last season and are aiming to consolidate their place in England’s top tier. The club owner is particularly interested in the deal given the vast Asian market where QPR could generate revenues from. Fernandes ‘private airline company Air Asia operates flights to Seoul and Park’s arrival could be a marketing masterstroke.
The 31 year South Korean has been a trusted figure in Sir Alex Ferguson’s side since his move in 2005. Park has often been used by the United boss against tougher opposition to give the midfield some protective cover. However, the former PSV man is considering moving Loftus Road in search of more football after first team opportunities came infrequently last season.
Ferguson is also contemplating selling Park so as to invest in fresh talent after a disappointing last season. United have already signed Shinji Kagawa from Dortmund and young teen sensation Nick Powell from Crewe.