Rajiv Van La Parra is convinced that he has made the right choice selecting UD Logrones over Queens Park Rangers or Swansea City, telling Nueve Cuatruono that he has a ‘positive’ feeling about the Spanish outfit.
While the 29-year-old Dutchman didn’t exactly set the world, or the Championship, alight during spells at Wolves, Huddersfield and Middlesbrough, there was no shortage of second-tier interest earlier this week.
According to Voetbal International, Swansea, QPR and table-toppers Reading were all keen, as were an Ipswich Town side sitting third in League One under Paul Lambert.
But while VI suggested that Van La Parra had his heart set on a return to Britain, the former Red Star Belgrade winger soon changed his mind once Logrones came calling.
As Van La Parra himself explained, his decision to join a club stuck in the middle of the Spanish second tier came down to, above all, ‘good vibes’ and ‘intuition’.
“I had a lot of options to sign for other teams but I did not have a good vibes and I am a person who bases everything on feelings,” the former Holland U21 international said when asked about interest from QPR and Swansea.
“With Logrones, I had a really positive intuition and that is why I signed my contract.
“What we know from La Liga in Holland is that Spain is ‘total football’ and that all teams play football well. And that’s what I really like.”
QPR were one of the Championship’s most potent attacking forces last term, but the departures of talisman Eberechi Eze and striker Jordan Hugill have certainly affected their goal tally.
Mark Warburton’s side have just 11 in 11 games so far.
To make matters worse, Bright Osayi-Samuel still hasn’t signed a new deal with his contract up next summer.
With Van La Parra saying ‘no’, Rangers will have to look elsewhere for some extra attacking depth.