Queens Park Rangers are set to miss out on Rangers winger Josh McPake, as his club have opened talks over a new three-year-deal [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: R’s prepare for 2021/22 in swift fashion
As the R’s get set for 2021/22, they will be desperate to make the acquisitions necessary in order to build on their impressive 9th placed finish last campaign in the Sky Bet Championship.
Conducting their business in swift fashion, the West Londoners have signed Jordy De Wijs, Charlie Austin, Andre Dozzell and Sam Field as pre-season training edges ever closer at Imperial College Sports Ground [Transfermarkt].
However, QPR look like they will miss out on the Scotland Under-19 international following these latest developments.
Would McPake have been a good signing for QPR?
The Latest: McPake opens talks over extending deal
McPake’s current employers are said to have opened talks over a contract that would see the youngster remain in Glasgow until 2024 according to a Football Insider source at Ibrox.
Alongside the Hoops, Bristol City were also keen admirers of his ability in conjunction with multiple clubs from Scotland and the Football League [Football Insider].
Conversely, there may be scope to secure the Scot on a temporary basis next season, with murmurings of a prospective loan stint away from his parent club being touted once he puts pen to paper.
The Verdict: Blow for QPR
Upon reflection, this news will come as a blow to the Queens Park Rangers hierarchy.
Always on the look-out for talented prodigies, there is always a sting that will come with a prospect choosing to continue his development elsewhere.
Impressing on loan at Harrogate Town in 2020/21, McPake notched four goals in 23 appearances during his time with the Sky Bet League Two outfit [Transfermarkt].
In consolation, the second-tier outfit look to be replenishing their first-team squad with plenty time to spare ahead of their opening day clash against Millwall on the 7th August 2021 [QPR Official].
Their speedy player identification processes will stand them in good stead, but missing out on the youngster who was hailed as ‘excellent’ by his former manager David Hopkin, who tipped him to go right to the top.
In other news, a former QPR man has been subject of a failed transfer bid.
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