Date: 1st August 2018 at 1:00pm
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Reports this week had suggested that Queens Park Rangers attacking midfielder Luke Freeman was now of interest to Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United who all have money to burn for varying reasons of their own.

The original report was carried by the Mirror and featured on their daily transfer ticker and fans were certainly uptight about the fee being listed as only £3million for the 26-year-old.

With five goals and 12 assists in the Championship season of 2017/18 there’s no way that we should be entertaining a bid that low, especially in the current transfer market and fans were adamant we should draw a line under selling off our better players for less than their deemed worth.

Obviously, fans looked to previous sales of Charlie Austin and Alex Smithies as a more recent example and for Freeman, the fee of £10million as a solo price was deemed to be far more appropriate if we had to offload him for Financial Fair Play reasons.

One fan made the point directly to Tony Fernandes.

To his credit, he actually responded and fans won’t like part of his message but they’ll be hoping he holds true to the claim made about Freeman.

That was where the conversation ended – at least at the time of typing this – but having responded did win our owner some applause from others.

The comments went on and on, but it’s fair to point out others knew that money talked and that standpoint might change if somebody comes in with a bid in the region of £10million. Even if that does change down the line, the interaction is to be applauded with the rumour mill in full flow at this time of year.

 

2 Replies to “QPR Owner Stands By Smithies Deal But One Man Isn’t For Sale & That Delights Some QPR Fans”

  • Mr Fernandes says he sold Charlie Austin because he had 6 months to go,so who’s fault was that,we currently have 12 players who will be in their last year of contract!,again who’s fault is that and will we have to sell or let go of those 12???

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