Released by QPR, Leeds fans call on club to sign Steven Caulker

Steven Caulker of QPR in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Queens Park Rangers at Craven Cottage on October 1, 2016 in London, England.

Should Leeds United move for Steven Caulker after his release by QPR?

Steven Caulker of QPR in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Queens Park Rangers at Craven Cottage on October 1, 2016 in London, England.

Queens Park Rangers have called time on Steven Caulker's spell at the club, announcing his release yesterday.

SkySports reported Caulker left by mutual consent, having played only four matches this season.

He is now a free agent with the transfer window set to open, and has a headstart on negotiating with clubs thanks to his release.

Fans of Championship rivals Leeds have been commenting on social media, expressing an interest in the Whites making a move, with one fan tagging in club owner Andrea Radrizzani.

 

 

 

Caulker is one time England international, starting and scoring in a friendly with Sweden five years ago.

At Tottenham Hotspur he was regarded as a successor to Ledley King before being sold surprisingly to Cardiff City in 2013, and his career has never recovered.

Last season he was a surprise loan signing for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, but the Reds did not try to sign him permanently.

Steven Caulker of Liverpool is watched by Aaron Cresswell of West Ham United during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on January 30,...

Leeds United were blocked in their efforts to sign Kyle Bartley in the summer, and centre-back Caulker could be a useful alternative on a free transfer.

Caulker has struggled with off field issues and the support of Leeds' committed fanbase could help him fall back in love with the game again and return to his best.

The defender is clearly talented and while he has lost his way, on a free transfer he should have plenty of suitors.

Leeds bringing him in on a free to provide competition within their squad as they bid to win promotion could prove a smart move.

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