Five leaving QPR as Rangel is offered new deal
Jake Bidwell, Jordan Cousins, Pawel Wszolek and Joel Lynch are leaving QPR after being told the club will not be taking up options to extend their contracts.
Of Rangers’ other out-of contract players, Angel Rangel has been offered a new deal, as has goalkeeper Seny Dieng, while Alex Baptiste’s departure has been confirmed.
Veteran defender Rangel, 36, joined the club on a short-term deal last August before being retained for the rest of the season.
Defenders Bidwell and Lynch and midfielder Cousins were signed in the summer of 2016 from Brentford, Huddersfield and Charlton respectively.
Polish winger Wszolek was brought in on loan from Italian side Hellas Verona that summer and signed on a permanent deal the following January.
15/05/2019 @ 2:10 pm
Jeez… My concern is that we already needed to strengthen, take the loan players out and now this lot… how many players are we going to sign?! Signing 10+ players is never a good idea.
14/05/2019 @ 5:34 pm
Very surprised a Powel though, guess his wage bill forced it through. Next will be Luke.
14/05/2019 @ 5:27 pm
Well, I guess it had to happen, lets hope the new squad is a vast improvement, because it needs to be, the last few seasons have been dire.
14/05/2019 @ 4:45 pm
I´m heartbroken. I 100% understand Pave leaving as his wages are quite high and we have a lot of good young wingers that can fill his shoes like BOS, Shodipo, and Smyth. Baptiste was a given. Bidwell is going to be hard. Manning is going to have to be our starting LB, and he will need to train hard to be a consistent threat, but he has potential and he deserves to starting, except it would be better in the midfield. Cousins is a weird and bad decision in my opinion. He is good enough to threaten Scowen for a starting spot, and he is extremely versatile for a bench player. He can play fullback and anywhere in the midfield, which is a huge asset. I hope he can start somewhere, and he is good enough to play in the Championship. I don´t understand Joel Lynch leaving. He was terrific for the first half of the season, and then fell off, like the rest of the team. He is sporadic and a hothead, but, him and Leistner formed a good duo, and, whenever Grant Hall played, Hall looked lackadaisical and he did not mesh well with Leistner. That is going to have to be fixed over the summer if Hall is indeed going to start. I´m happy that Rangel and Dieng re-signed though.