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QPR: Sheffield United set to sign Luke Freeman

QPR: Sheffield United set to sign Luke Freeman

Sheffield United are set to sign Luke Freeman from Queens Park Rangers in the next 24 hours, according to Sky Sports.

The outlet reports the newly-promoted Premier League side will pay £3m plus add-ons for the 27-year-old as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the upcoming season.

Finishing the last campaign as QPR’s second highest goalscorer behind Nahki Wells, losing Freeman to the Blades will surely come as a huge blow to the west London club.

On top of the eight goals the attacking midfielder scored, he also provided six assists and was the team’s main creative source overall.

In the Championship, he averaged 2 key passes per game, more than any other QPR player. Freeman’s crossing was also on point, registering 2.1 to again come out on top against his team-mates. To put that into perspective, the next highest name on the list was Ryan Manning, who made 1.2 (as per WhoScored).

When you consider all of that, Mark Warburton could be about to lose some serious creativity should Freeman depart to Bramall Lane as expected.

It is not all doom and gloom at Loftus Road, though. The Rs have been able to bring in some players this transfer window, with Luke Amos and Matt Smith the latest names to arrive in west London.

And with the market still open until August, there is plenty of time for QPR to bring in more reinforcements.

QPR fans, how do you think the team will cope without Freeman next season? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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