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QPR must extend Rangel’s contract for continued success

QPR must extend Rangel’s contract for continued success

According to The Sun, QPR are planning to extend defender Ángel Rangel’s contract to the end of the season, in one of the most obvious deals that they could make. 

On Transfermarkt.co.uk, it says that the Spaniard’s contract expires on the 13th of January 2019. The Rs only signed him at the end of the summer, as he was out of contract after being released by former club Swansea, for whom he served for 11 years.

However, since joining, the 35-year-old has been simply sensational for Steve McClaren’s side. He joined when the club were in an abject position, having lost their opening four games of the season. But they are now in a much more healthy position, sitting in tenth place in the Championship, only six points behind leaders Sheffield United.

The Hoops’ defence was woefully weak before the Spaniard joined, and had just suffered a 7-1 defeat at the hands of West Brom, and a 3-0 loss to Bristol only days later. However, since Rangel arrived, the club have not conceded more than one goal a game in the league, save for an erroneous 3-0 loss to Swansea. This has also seen them win four of their last five games.

QPR are one of the form teams in the Championship at the moment, and that is partly down to the experience and skill set that the right-back has brought to the club. They simply cannot let him go, and the news that he will be offered a new contract should not surprise anyone at Loftus Road. The question is whether he will be at the club still next season.

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