West Bromwich Albion are reportedly close to signing the Queens Park Rangers defender.
Queens Park Rangers fans are reacting to reports the R’s right-back, Darnell Furlong, could join West Bromwich Albion.
According to the Express and Star, West Brom are closing in on a deal for Furlong, which will see QPR receive around £1.5 million.
And there appears to be some substance to the speculation, with the Independent subsequently claiming that Rangers are set to sign the Chelsea right-back, Dujon Sterling, on loan.
Furlong – whose father, Paul, played for QPR as well as West Brom’s local rivals, Birmingham City – has appeared on 73 occasions for the R’s, whose academy ranks he progressed through, and has two years left on his contract at Loftus Road.
Some of a QPR persuasion believe that their side are therefore entitled to more than the £1.5m fee suggested, although others are ready to take West Brom’s money and run.
This is what they’re saying on Twitter…
James Justin:— Danny Rowe (@Danny_rowe88) July 22, 2019
22 Y O
1 full season League 1- 43 games
Sold to Leicester for reported 6mill
23 years old
132 games inc a few in Prem
Being linked with WBA for £1.5 mill
…excuse me…WHAT??? #QPR
Furlong is not worth more than 1.5 million, we are talking about a player that was being kept out the side by a 36 year old rangel and only got back in due to rangel getting injured.— Robert Barker (@robbo159) July 22, 2019
If it is true that’s an absolute bargain for you , despite being young he’s leader can be captain, A threat in the air, can deliver good crosses, always a threat from corners, and can also fill in at CB— Toni37 (@BigManToni) July 22, 2019
Can’t defend to save his life . Made a career of off long(ish) throws decent jumping and his dad playing for us— Alex (@qprAL27) July 22, 2019
No he’s shite let us keep him— ST (@ST_QPR) July 22, 2019
We’re letting Furlong go for £1.5m? Ffs #QPR— Joshua Nukem (@JoshyNewcombe) July 22, 2019
An honest @QPR fan would say if we get £1.5million for Darnell Furlong, then it’s the first time we’ve sold a player over priced. Normally, we as a club are on the receiving end of constantly having our pants pulled down and our arse slapped in over paying & under selling players— Darren (@DazzerQPR) July 22, 2019
Can’t be the only who isn’t bothered about furlong going . Average at best #QPR— James ⚽️ (@qprjamesqpr) July 22, 2019
Darnell Furlong next then? This one is hitting me more than I expected #QPR.— Ash . (@QPR_Ash) July 22, 2019
Never been a big fan of furlong. Part of me always felt he was living of his dad’s history with the club, but £1.5M? Surely we could have squeezed some more out of #WBA?— Cal (@ska_qpr) July 22, 2019
£1.5 million for Darnell Furlong is good business. #qpr— Dean Spencer (@deanspencer1990) July 22, 2019
Not happy if that Furlong deal is true. £1.5mil for a young versatile first-team English defender at this level is questionable no matter his flaws. Thought he’d been one of our better players pre-season. Also be sad to see a homegrown player leave like that as well. #QPR— Oli (@oliqpr) July 22, 2019
To me, it’s not about Furlong’s ability. More the message it sends. Guy is the poster boy for the club’s ambition to develop their own – sold at the first attempt. I hope Penrice & co are busy this morning. #QPR— Jamie Allen (@JamAllen93) July 22, 2019
According to the Express and Star, West Brom’s move for Furlong is unlikely to end their interest in the versatile Everton defender, Mason Holgate.