Barry Fry claims Conor Washington is costing Queens Park Rangers more than £2.5m

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Peterborough United striker Conor Washington is expected to move to Queens Park Rangers later today.

Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has insisted to the Peterborough Telegraph that Queens Park Rangers have paid more than the £2.5 million fee, which has been reported, for Conor Washington.

QPR are expected to complete a deal for Washington later today, after a fee was agreed between the two clubs yesterday. 

The 23-year-old will become Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first signing at Loftus Road, and Fry is confident he will be a success.

"Conor will be at QPR tomorrow to undergo a medical and talk personal terms," Fry said. "The deal isn’t done until the paperwork is completed, but QPR are the only ones we are currently involved with regarding the sale of Conor.

“QPR have made an offer that’s acceptable to the club and the player wants to go which is perfectly understandable. We believe the deal is a good one for Posh and will be a good one for Conor.

“The deal is worth more than the £2.5 million that has been reported tonight. It represents a great profit on a player who has so far cost us just £220,000.

“Conor’s improvement has been so great and so rapid it has taken many people at the club, as well as fans, by surprise, with the exception of our chairman who has always rated Conor very highly."

Washington joins QPR to help fill the void left by Charlie Austin’s departure to Southampton.

The R’s are expected to bring in another forward in January, but Washington is likely to receive regular football at the London side.

He joins QPR in red-hot form, having netted 12 goals in his last 14 matches.

Washington actually made a relatively slow start, in a goalscoring sense, to his Posh career, but since Graham Westley has taken charge at the ABAX Stadium, he has enjoyed a rich vein of form.

His recent goalscoring run has attracted the attentions of a number of Championship clubs, but QPR won the race for his signature and he could make his debut for Hasselbaink’s men against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday if the deal goes through today, as expected.

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