Saturday December 31 2011
Macheda '95 per cent' at QPR

Italian Under-21 international Federico Macheda is “95 per cent” certain to join Queens Park Rangers from Manchester United next month.

The striker has struggled to find consistency and regular playing time on his various loan spells around Europe, including at Sampdoria, while he managed only six appearances for United this season.

He had also been linked with Wigan Athletic, but it seems as if the transfer has already been agreed.

“There was nothing concrete with Wigan. The club closer to Macheda is QPR,” agent Giovanni Bia told Sky Sports.

“I think at 95 per cent that Macheda will go to London, because he needs to play, and this is the only suggestion of a transfer to date.

“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.”

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