The one that got away.
It’s a tale as old as time and one that almost every football club has gone through at some stage. Whether it be Arsenal not being able to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, or Blackburn Rovers trying to bring in Robert Lewandowski, it happens probably more often than people realise.
And Queens Park Rangers as it so happens are no exception to that rule.
A story emerged over the weekend in The Athletic which details how QPR, then under the leadership of Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink were in the process of bringing in left-back Ferland Mendy from French side Le-Havre for a fee as low as £150,000, however pulled out of the deal because they felt there were better players coming through at the time.
Mendy would eventually move to Real Madrid in a deal that could rise up to as much as £47.1m.
So when the news reached the QPR fanbase on social media, they were left in two minds over what to make of it. Some saw it as a great example of how badly run the club has been over the past few years, whilst others spent their time trying to work out who the player was that stopped them bringing Mendy in.
— gαz (@GRDHoops) February 9, 2020
This is the most classic QPR thing i’ve seen
— clivewilliams (@clivewi90325756) February 9, 2020
If you ever see something like this again, please don’t share it with me 😂😭
— Nick (@NickVanBox) February 9, 2020
— reece (@reeceqpr) February 9, 2020
— Josh Fenwick (@JoshFenwick23) February 9, 2020
Tbf when we took him up on one of his other recommendations it was Sean Goss.
— LoftforWords (@LoftforWords) February 9, 2020
My guess would be Kpekwa – who I last saw playing for St Mirren as they were shipping goals against Hearts about 2 seasons ago.
— Cheshire R’s (@XBlockW12) February 9, 2020
Didn’t Kpekwa leave around then?? 👀
— Peter Jeffery (@PeterJeffery7) February 9, 2020
Who gets more blame for the state of the team?
I guess we may never know.