Player News - Queens Park Rangers

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Joey Barton will not be joining West Ham after weeks of speculation.

The midfielder confirmed that he won't be joining the Hammers after holding further talks with Slaven Bilic. The news was also confirmed by Hammers co-chairman David Gold, so it seems the move is definitely off. There is no certainly that Barton will join a Premier League team so we recommend not touching him in any fantasy formats.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 12 - 6:34 PM

Joey Barton will reportedly hold more talks with West Ham United after undergoing a medical on Tuesday.

Barton is seeking assurances from the Hammers and the 32-year-old will hold further talks with boss Slaven Bilic today. Bilic wants to add experience with Barton, but it's unknown if he can guarantee the player enough playing time. This is an interesting story to follow since Hammers co-chairman David Gold has tweeted about Barton before in an unfavorable light. Stay tuned for more on this story in the coming days.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 11 - 3:03 PM

The rumor mill has Joey Barton preparing for a Tuesday medical ahead of a move to West Ham United.

ESPNFC is reporting that the controversial midfielder will move across London from QPR to West Ham United on a free after his contract with the Rs expired at the end of last season. Barton would likely be no better than a reserve for the Hammers but a useful one if things worked out for him to start a stretch of matches. At his best he is still a fantasy force when starting regularly albeit one that could always get you a red card at a moment's notice.
Aug 10 - 1:47 PM

Leroy Fer's potential move to Sunderland from relegated QPR looks like it is coming closer to reality in the form of a year-long loan.

The Black Cats have a lot of work to do to avoid a fourth consecutive dramatic relegation escape. Dick Advocaat appears to be looking to a Dutch international to help bolster his midfield with Leroy Fer firmly in his sights. Fer has been relegated in consecutive seasons with Norwich and QPR but he is a quality player that fantasy managers should consider picking up on waivers if they have a need in midfield.
Aug 4 - 12:32 PM

Dick Advocaat is on the verge of adding signings five and six to the Sunderland squad, with midfielders Yaan M’Vila and Leroy Fer poised to sign…

Sunderland are hoping to conclude deals for midfielders Yaan M’Vila and Leroy Fer this week, taking their summer signings to six. Reports in France say Ruben Kazan’s M’Vila is to undergo a medical in the next 24hrs following a bust up with the Russian club and will be available for next weekend. In addition, the Black Cats are looking to bring in QPR’s Leroy Fer on a season loan. Fer has been relegated in his last two seasons – Sunderland fans will be hoping that is not an omen – and despite paying £8m for the Dutch international a year ago, QPR are keen to cut their wage bill. That will make it two center-backs, a right-back, two midfielders and a winger added this summer. With a center-forward still on the wish-list. Exciting times at the Stadium of Light…
Aug 2 - 8:16 AM

Leading UK bookmaker Skybet has suspended betting on Charlie Austin joining Newcastle after a flurry of activity in the market…

It looks like Charlie Austin could be heading to Newcastle. If you follow the money, that is. Skybet have suspended the ‘Charlie Austin’s Next Club’ market after a series of significant bets were placed on the QPR striker joining Newcastle. Skybet spokesman Chris Spicer said: ‘It was a surprise to see such interest amid a lack of media reports. The size of the bets also imply they come from sources who know something we don’t’. Bookmakers track precisely the location of all bets to establish patterns or syndicates, so if a flurry of wagers emanated from specific West London or Newcastle locations this would immediately trigger alarm bells. So it could be a double celebration on the horizon for those Newcastle fans in the know.
Jul 17 - 4:35 AM

QPR have warned Crystal Palace that Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy will only be allowed to leave if the £3.5 million release clause in his contract is met…

McCarthy has made it clear his future lies away from QPR, following first-choice keeper Rob Green’s decision to commit his future to the club. Palace lodged an initial £2m bid for the 25-year-old as a potential replacement for Wayne Hennessey, who is attracting attention from West Brom. But QPR insist they will not accept anything less than the £3.5m release clause. McCarthy himself is desperate for game time and previously turned down an approach from Liverpool for that reason. Harry Redknapp described him as a future England keeper and he is unlikely to embrace a move that will see him as cover for Palace’s current number one, Julian Speroni.
Jul 16 - 7:34 AM

Crystal Palace are set to offer £6 million plus a two player swap deal to lure striker Charlie Austin from QPR…

Following up their decisive move for French international Johan Cabaye, Crystal Palace are poised to enter the bidding for QPR striker Charlie Austin. Boss Alan Pardew has made no secret of his admiration for the 26-year-old who scored 18 PL goals last season and has made a center-forward the clubs priority this summer. QPR have set a price of £15 million, but Palace are thought to be lining up a cash-plus-player deal involving Frazier Campbell, Adrian Mariappa plus £6m on top. Players Barry Bannan and Adlene Guedioura are also available as makeweights in the deal. QPR are in no rush to sell and have already turned down a £12m offer from Leicester. But with Palace also known to be in the hunt for Chelsea’s Loic Remy and QPR also keen to rebuild for the coming season, a compromise might be on the cards.

Crystal Palace have confirmed their interest in QPR’s Matt Phillips, but will face competition from a handful of PL clubs – Sunderland and West Brom among them…

Matt Phillips’ form was one of QPR’s few high spots last season. The winger established himself in a more influential central role under Chris Ramsey, scoring three goals and providing eight assists from just 20 starts. A number of PL clubs have already declared an interest, including Sunderland and West Brom but Palace will hope being based in London will give them an advantage. They are not short of attacking midfield players, so this move might rekindle speculation that Palace are ready to listen to offers for Yannick Bolasie. Alan Pardew famously said that he wouldn’t listen to offers below £40 million, but if QPR are willing to accept around £8m for Phillips he might reconsider this position. Palace have also this week been linked with Hull striker Dame N’Doye and Newcastle keep Tim Krul.
Source: Club Call
Jun 28 - 1:53 PM

Newcastle look set to switch their attention to Wolfsburg attacker Das Bost after reportedly missing out on their No.1 target Charlie Austin.

Bookmakers suspended betting on Austin moving to London rivals West Ham yesterday forcing Newcastle to switch their attention to an alternative target - the Magpies are said to be unwilling to match Rangers’ valuation for their top scorer effectively ending negotiations. Bost enjoyed a fruitful season in the Bundesliga last term netting 16-times from only 17 starts – including 4 assists – and for a fee believed to be around $15 million the powerful forward is within the clubs self-imposed budget restraints. Steve McClaren knows Das Bost well from his time in Eredivisie with FC Twente – he was prolific at Heerenveen 45 goals in 56 league starts – and despite his success during the last campaign the Dutchman remains unsettled at Wolfsburg opening up the possibility of a potential move away.
Jun 22 - 3:17 AM

Tony Pulis is hoping to conclude his transfer business nice and early despite growing uncertainty regarding the club’s takeover.

Pulis has identified three players and will discuss potential dealings with the current Baggies’ chairman – Jeremy Peace – in spite of the impending change of leadership. Wigan winger James McClean will look to join forces with former team-mate Callum McManaman while Queens Park Rangers will struggle to hold onto Matty Phillips with West Brom preparing a $10 million bid. Phillips was one of the few success stories at Loftus Road last season contributing 3-goals / 8-assists and the attacking midfielder is said to be keen on remaining within the BPL. Pulis would also like to add some proven fire-power to his side with Demba Ba flagged as a top target. The former Newcastle, West Ham and Chelsea forward boasts an impressive record in the top-flight with 43 goals from 77 Premier League starts.
Jun 20 - 3:28 AM

The Sun newspaper have reported that Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro Ranieri has been deported following his clubs failure to renew his work permit.

However Rangers vehemently deny these claims advising that Sandro is merely on holiday in Brazil although discussions with the Home Office are ongoing. Sandro missed his side’s last 3 BPL matches because of the issue and if an agreement cannot be made then his current contract - reputed to be worth around $75k per week - will be torn up. Following their relegation to the Championship manager Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand – Head of Football Operations – have confirmed Rangers will regroup and clear the decks after admitting "they got it badly wrong" buying costly imports. At least 13-players are expected to leave the club during the close season in an attempt to bounce straight back and with Sandro on a hefty deal you wonder just how hard the club will try to secure the appropriate paperwork.
Source: BBC Sport
Jun 16 - 7:58 AM

Newcastle United are in talks with Queens Park Rangers about the acquisition of striker Charlie Austin, claiming he is the Magpies' number one target in the summer transfer window.

After an 18 goal campaign, Austin clearly belongs in the top flight, so the thought of him sticking with QPR seems far-fetched. Newcastle really need a striker after a season where Papiss Cisse missed too much time, Ayoze Perez showed flashes but was lacking influence too often, and Emmanuel Riviere managed one of the worst goal rates of any Premier League striker. Austin has also been linked with Aston Villa as a replacement for Christian Benteke. Newcastle may have the edge in that they can afford Austin now, rather than wait for someone else to be sold.

The summer rumor mill is heating up quickly with news that Charlie Austin may leave Championship-bound QPR for Aston Villa should Christian Benteke leave over the summer.

The logic certainly makes sense. If, as reported frequently, Christian Benteke leaves Aston Villa this summer for Liverpool or some other destination higher up the table then the Villains will certainly need a new forward. QPR need money and have a proven Premier League goal-scorer in Charlie Austin. If Villa can sell Benteke for £30million and buy Austin for the quoted price of £15million then that would look like some pretty solid business. It's all speculation at this point but none of it seems to be unreasonable.
May 20 - 12:35 PM

Queens Park Rangers confirmed post-match that bloodied goalkeeper Rob Green suffered no serious after-effects following his head injury during the home win over Newcastle.

Green was on the receiving end of an accidental knee to the face by teammate Joey Barton which ended his afternoon. Medics attended to a laceration around his eye before Alex McCarthy was introduced for only his second BPL appearance. Rangers ended their home campaign on a positive note as they overturned a 1-goal half-time deficit to take all 3-points in scrappy game. Emmanuel Riviere grabbed his first goal in over 18 hours of league football in a dour opening 45 minutes before Matty Phillips levelled early after the break. Leroy Fer rounded off the comeback with a strike worthy of gracing any footballing stage to secure his side’s third win of the year.
Source: 90min
May 17 - 1:55 AM

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