Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes has responded to his side’s heavy opening day defeat by entering the transfer market for a new goalkeeper, the Daily Mirror has reported. The move comes after the new QPR custodian, England international Robert Green, allowed Swansea City’s first goal to tamely evade his dive on route to a 5-0 loss.
Former Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc, currently a free agent after leaving Fiorentina, is said to be the man Hughes has lined up. Green only moved to Loftus Road this summer after his West Ham contract expired. The former Norwich City stopper spent six years at Upton Park, but the Mirror suggests his position as the R’s No. 1 could be under threat after barely six weeks.
While the newspaper is not claiming Green will be dropped by Hughes for his part in the home defeat, it is thought that Hughes is keen to draft in someone to challenge Green for his starting spot. QPR’s only other senior goalkeeper is 38-year-old Radek Cerny.