Darragh MacAnthony describes how Queens Park Rangers nearly missed out on Washington on Twitter

Queens Park Rangers completed a deal for Conor Washington today, but reports suggested that Reading had an offer accepted last week.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has tweeted that Queens Park Rangers nearly missed out on Conor Washington.

Peterborough agreed a fee with an unnamed club for the 23-year-old striker, but they pulled out of the deal as the owner wanted a Polish striker.

Reading are the only other club who the Daily Mail have suggested have had a bid accepted for Washington.

MacAnthony also tweeted a thorough explanation of his thought process behind the Washington transfer, with some Posh fans annoyed to lose their main goalscorer.

Washington has signed a three-year-deal at Loftus Road, and he has become Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first signing at the club.

The former Newport County man could make his debut for Rangers against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Washington has been handed the number nine shirt at QPR, and he will be expected to help fill the void left by Charlie Austin’s departure to Southampton.

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