Footballers are more likely to transfer between QPR and West Ham than between almost any two other clubs in England's top four divisions.

There have been 15 permanent transfers between the two clubs during the Premier League era according to transfermarkt.co.uk ’s records.

It makes the route between east and west London the joint fourth busiest in the top four divisions of English football.
Only two of the signings were made by West Ham meaning 13 were by the Rs.

It makes West Ham QPR’s most plundered club ahead of Tottenham and Arsenal from whom they’ve signed nine players each respectively on a permanent basis.

Trevor Sinclair and Andy Impey are the two QPR players to venture to the Hammers, while players going in the other direction include Robert Green Steve Lomas and Danny Gabbidon.

More transfers have been conducted between Derby and Sheffield United than any other two British clubs.

A massive 20 players have moved between Pride Park and Bramall lane since the formation of the Premier League in 1992.

Those transfers involve players such as Irish legend Paul McGrath (Derby to Sheffield) and the forward Rob Hulse (Sheffield to Derby

The next busiest transfer route is between Tottenham and Portsmouth.

A total of 19 permanent transfers have taken place between the two clubs in the Premier League era.

Four of these deals involve just two players. Jermain Defoe left Spurs for Pompey in January of 2008 while Younes
Kaboul left in August of the same year.

The two players were back in north London before long though with Defoe returning in January 2009 and Kaboul in January 2010

Liverpool and West Ham have conducted the next most deals with 16 in total.

The figures in this article don’t include players moving between two clubs’ youth set ups.

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Clubs | Number of transfers

Derby-Sheffield United | 20

Portsmouth-Tottenham | 19

Liverpool-West Ham | 16

Leeds-Leicester | 15

QPR-West Ham | 15

Aston Villa-Middlesbrough | 14

Birmingham-Coventry | 14

Bournemouth-West Ham | 14

Bradford-Sheffield United | 14

Man City-Portsmouth | 14

Portsmouth-West Ham | 14

Sheffield United-Stoke | 14