Late yesterday evening it was being reported that Blackburn Rovers had launched a laughable £4million bid for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Luke Freeman.
Freeman’s future was a hot topic of speculation on the rumour mill this month, especially following our withdrawal of the Financial Fair Play appeal and the subsequent punishment we had no choice but to accept from the EFL and fans had long made their thoughts known that if any kind of deal was to take place it had to be priced at a minimum of £10million because they could swallow it.
The previous speculation, as covered earlier this month, suggested Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United as being in with £3million interests in the 26-year-old but in response to that owner Tony Fernandes took the time to answer a fan and stated.
Austin has 6 months left on his contract. I stand by smithes. And we have got two good goalkeepers to replace him. Freeman not for sale.
— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) July 31, 2018
With Sky Sports covering the latest development, Fernandes needs to remember that tweet and stick to it or they’ll be plenty of unhappy fans.