QPR and Championship rivals Middlesbrough have both made offers for Northampton Town centre back Charlie Goode, a report from Sky Sports’ transfer centre (29/07, 14:29) has claimed.
Goode enjoyed a memorable season with Northampton during the 2019/20 campaign, captaining them to promotion to League One via the League Two play-offs, and now it seems as though his contributions to that success have earned him plenty of attention.
According to the latest reports, both QPR and ‘Boro have made offers of around £500,000 for Goode, an amount that is thought to be short of Northampton’s valuation of the player.
Along with QPR and ‘Boro, Brentford, who reached the Championship play-off final on Wednesday, are also thought to be keeping track of Goode’s situation, with the player himself said to be interested in making the step up, but only after assessing all his options.
As things stand, there are two years remaining on Goode’s contract with Northampton, securing his future at Sixfields until the end of the 2021/22 season.
Would Goode be a good signing for QPR?
This is an interesting one for QPR to consider.
It does seem as though they could do with adding some options in the centre of their defence, if they are to address the vast amount of goals they conceded across the course of the season just gone.
However, you have to question whether Goode, who is coming out of League Two having never played at Championship level before, will be capable of making the step up to the Championship for Rangers.
As a result, you feel it may be worth QPR continuing to explore other potential defensive targets, even while maintaining their interest in Goode.