QPR's best midfielder is being wasted on the bench in Serie A


QPR's loan of Alejandro Faurlin to Palermo is proving to be a wasted venture for all parties.

QPR are fighting for their lives in the Premier League, and they really could do with every player available who could help them beat the drop.

Which makes the decision to loan out Alejandro Faurlin a little strange, even though the Argentine had been very much in and out of the side under Harr Redknapp.

His QPR career is one best by misfortune, having been the centre of transfer controversy which clouded their promotion to the top flight, before having his superb form interrupted last season when he suffered a cruciate ligament injury in an FA Cup game.

Yet Faurlin remains when on the top of his game arguably the best midfielder in the QPR squad. He may have struggled for consistency this season at Loftus Road after being rotated regularly, trying to acclimatise with new teammates, but he still provided three assists in 11 appearances.

Loaning him to Palermo is proving to be a poor decision, despite QPR picking up form they have lost some big games too, seven points adrift from safety.

For Faurlin, taken on by Serie A side Palermo, the transfer has been a big disappointment to date.

He has been unable to force his way into the side, and has played just one game in all his time in Italy.

That came back in early February in a 2-1 defeat to Chievo; every game since he has been on the bench, as an unused substitute.

Now he could still have an important part to play for Palermo this campaign, and it's probably a case of waiting for his chance and taking it, but the fact he is simply sitting on the bench when he could be an important squad player or more at QPR is really a loss for both player and club.

Harry Redknapp clearly preferred Jermaine Jenas, who has not done badly at all since joining, but the two are different players in style, and even if Faurlin is not a typical 'Redknapp player', QPR should have kept him.

QPR fans what do you think of the fact Faurlin is simply sitting on the bench in Italy?

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