Queen Park Rangers have reportedly lost their transfer interest Paul Huntington as Preston declared that the player is staying put this summer. Reports in Lancashire say the 30-year old might not be coming to QPR anymore despite the planned £1 million bid.
QPR fans would have hoped for the deal for the experienced man especially as he fits the ideal profile the club needs this summer. With James Perch and NedumOnuoha released, the team badly needs an influx of experienced players.
The defence is in dire need of additions with Jack Robinson possibly on his way out. Alex Baptiste, Joel Lynch and Grant Hall are the only players left in the senior team. With the club being run on a tight budget, the Huntington deal would have been really appreciated.
Director of football Les Ferdinand and the manager Steve McClaren would have a lot of work to do managing the scare resources at their disposal and getting worthy players that can benefit their cause. Championship players would not come cheap and the management has said they would be hoping for every possible bargain. The options are largely free transfer of experienced players, loan deals, and hungry and talented youngsters.
In other news, a former QPR man Alex Finney has returned to Maidstone on a two-year deal, according to latest reports. The centre back was released by QPR so the National League side opted to take him in.
Finney could not break into the senior team so he had to exit the side in May. The player, who has previously played at Bolton and Leyton, played in two loan spells at Maidstone 26 times. Despite declaring that QPR holds a place in his heart, the player has decided to do what’s best for his career.