QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes that Steven Caulker could get back into the England set-up if he joins from Cardiff after it was reported the two clubs had agreed a fee.
Redknapp and Caulker have previously worked together at Tottenham, although the experienced boss opted not to hand the defender a single Premier League appearance.
The 22-year-old impressed last season as captain of the Bluebirds, playing all 33 league games and scoring five goals, but he failed to keep the Welsh side in the top flight.
Caulker has been the focus of much attention over the summer with a move expected and QPR look to have won the race.
Rio Ferdinand completed a switch to Loftus Road on Thursday and Redknapp believes that Caulker will learn from the experienced former Manchester United man.
The veteran boss revealed that Caulker was eyeing a return to the Three Lions squad after being overlooked for the World Cup and he feels that playing next to Ferdinand could help him achieve his goal.
Redknapp said: “He’s got a couple of other clubs interested in him but I think he feels if he was playing with Rio, it could help him get back into the England team.”
Caulker has also been linked with a return to former club Tottenham over the summer, although it appears that Mauricio Pochettino may have been too slow in making a move.
QPR are priced at 2.50 to pick up a win on the opening day of the new Premier League season when they welcome Hull, who are available at 2.56, to Loftus Road.