QPR winger Ephraim on verge of Toronto FC loan deal

The MLS side, now managed by the Rs’ former centre-back Ryan Nelsen, are looking to bring the 24-year-old to BMO Field as a replacement for the retiring Torsten Frings

QPR winger Hogan Ephraim is on the verge of moving to MLS side Toronto on loan, while Tottenham midfielder John Bostock and former Cardiff striker Rob Earnshaw could also join him in Canada.

Toronto, now managed by ex-Hoops defender Ryan Nelsen, are looking to strengthen their squad following the retirement of former Germany international Torsten Frings.

And the Reds are clearly keen on Ephraim, even though the 24-year-old has not started a league game for the Rs since they won promotion to the Premier League.

“We’re in hopefully the final stages of signing him to a loan agreement with Queens Park Rangers,” revealed club president and general manager Kevin Payne on the official MLS website.

“We hope that will be concluded in the next day or two.”

Nelsen will know all about Ephraim from their time together at Loftus Road, while the Reds are also keen to take a closer look at trialists Bostock and Earnshaw. Bostock is already in Toronto, while Earnshaw is set to arrive on Wednesday.

“[Earnshaw] arrives to take a look at us and for us to take a look at him to see if that’s a fit that might work,” Payne added.

“It’s a little too early to tell if that’s going to happen.”