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Meet the ex-Real Madrid star West Ham and QPR are fighting for

| 01.09.2014

Signed by Real Madrid during the first few months of Jose Mourinho’s reign at the club, Pedro Leon could be set for a Premier League reunion with the special one.

The 27-year-old has reportedly arrived in London ahead of a move to the English top-flight, though the winger’s eventual destination remains shrouded in mystery.

Currently on the books at forgotten Madrid-based La Liga side Getafe, Leon has proven a consistent force in La Liga and while he failed to make the grade for Los Blancos, he could prove a valuable addition to another London club.

West Ham are among those linked with a move for the winger, as Sam Allardyce looks to bolster his squad and provide competition for the likes of Matt Jarvis and Stewart Downing in the wide midfield positions.

And no transfer deadline day deal discussion would be complete without a mention of Harry Redknapp and with Leon currently in the capital ironing out a move, it’s little wonder that QPR has emerged as another potential destination.

The Rs have enjoyed a busy day of dealings with Sandro set to arrive from Tottenham along with Liverpool striker Fabio Borini.

That may not be the end of the new arrivals at Loftus Road either, amid rumours linking Chelsea’s Petr Cech and Marseille winger Andre Ayew with moves to the London club.

Jermain Defoe could even be headed to QPR, with the Toronto FC striker linked with a return to England after a short stint in Major League Soccer.

The Rs could face competition for the 31-year-old’s services, however, with both Arsenal and Newcastle United rumoured to be weighing up last-gasp bids for the former Portsmouth and West Ham striker.

Purchasing both Leon and Defoe would represent a major coup for QPR, who celebrated their first win of the season in the Premier League last time out, after beating Sunderland 1-0 at home

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.