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The QPR view on Freeman

Luke Freeman’s name has cropped up again, as discussed below.

There’s some interesting insight from Football.London’s QPR reporter Phil Spencer here.

He discusses why there’s a clamour to sign Freeman and will Rangers sell…

Why the interest?

Despite QPR’s 16th place finish in the Championship, Luke Freeman was a consistent performer for the Hoops as he established himself as the club’s primary creative threat.

Although the league boasted some outstanding attacking talent last term, Freeman still managed to finish as the joint-third most creative player in the Championship – level with Wolves star Ivan Cavaleiro with 12 assists.

Freeman’s main threat is his dead ball delivery, while his close control and ability to play his way out of trouble is also a huge plus.

With that said, he’s no one-trick pony with Freeman possessing a real competitive edge which sees him get stuck into the midfield battle.

Luke Freeman
Luke Freeman

Do QPR want to sell?

Quite simply, no.

Freeman was arguably QPR’s most important player last term due to him being almost a sole creative threat – meaning that if he was to depart it would leave a huge void in the QPR team.

Of course, the club’s ongoing battle to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations could play a part in this one, meaning that if a suitable offer was to come in then QPR may choose to let him go.

Luke Freeman in action for QPR
Luke Freeman in action for QPR

How much will QPR want for him?

While Queens Park Rangers aren’t under pressure to sell their players, there is an acceptance that every player has his price at the club.

Freeman arrived at Loftus Road for a modest fee of £350k just 18 months ago, meaning that any substantial sale would indicate a huge profit margin on the player.

QPR co-chairman took to Twitter this week and said that Luke Freeman was ‘not for sale’ after reports that the club would accept a bid of £3million – but the feeling is that the midfielder could be allowed to leave.

If he was sold for a fee of £3million the QPR fans would be in absolute uproar, but should the club receive a fee closer to £5-6million, then I’d expect the offer to be seriously considered.

Source: https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/middlesbrough-transfer-news-live-luke-15005777

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