QPR director of football Les Ferdinand has revealed the step by step process the club take into signing new players for the club.
Rangers made a number of strong signings over the summer transfer window and this has come down to the time taken in looking at targets.
He explained: “We’ll sit down with the manager and we’ll ask him what are you looking for? He’ll then say I’m looking for a holding type of midfield player who gets forward.
“Then what type of player do you what, he’ll give us an example and we’ll get our scouts out. They’ve been around for a long time so they’ll have names on their checklist.
“I get called virtually every day with names of different players for all sorts of different positions, and we go and look at a few of them.
“If we don’t know the player already we’ll have a look on Wyscout and watch a few clips of them.
“Then we’ll assess whether we think he’d be right for QPR and if we think he is we’ll go and watch him a few times.
“I will usually go, and the scouts obviously head out there too. In the end we come and make a decision on wherever he is right for the football club.
“The manager most importantly will have to give the green light and from there we make a formal offer for the player and it goes from there then.
QPR's research into players has let them down in recent years with the likes of Jose Bosingwa causing ructions in the dressing room.
And Ferdinand revealed that Rs look into all sorts of information into the players' background before contract talks even open.
He revealed: “We don’t look just look at their playing ability, we try and find out about their private life. Are they married or are they single, and what kind of life do they lead?
“It’s a very much in depth report of how we go about profiling the player. And then do we think he has the ability to be a success at QPR.
“Especially where we’re going at the moment where we are bringing players in that are going to develop, it means you are looking in a different market now, we’re not looking at the 28+, we’re looking at the 22-24 bracket now.”