Thomas and Hamalainen set to leave QPR
George Thomas and Niko Hamalainen are on the way out of QPR ahead of tonight’s transfer deadline.
Thomas will be released if another club does not come in for him in the final hours of the window, enabling him to move on as a free agent.
Hamalainen looked to be heading back to Scotland, where he previously spent a season on loan at Kilmarnock. A number of clubs north of the border have expressed an interest in him.
However, on Tuesday morning it seemed likely that Hamalainen’s destination will be Belgium, where there has also been some interest among clubs.
As it stood on Tuesday morning it seemed unlikely that Rangers will add to their squad today, although enquiries were still being made about potential signings.
They can bring another player in on loan but can only have five on-loan players in a matchday squad and currently have five at the club.
One of those is the injury-plagued Tyler Roberts, who has started just 14 league games since arriving from Leeds and went off with a hamstring problem during Saturday’s defeat at Hull.
Roberts being unavailable would mean that a loan signing could slot into the matchday squad.
Rangers would like to add another forward following the recent arrival of Jamal Lowe from Bournemouth.
They began the transfer window with Lowe and Burnley’s Ashley Barnes on their radar.
31/01/2023 @ 11:29 am
Yet another player about to be released on a free. Good financial sense at play here. We are not awash with offers for any of our players – thats how good the squad is.
Sorry, but it seems to me that we can happily spash the cash on mediocracy, offload a season or so later on a free because no other club is vaguely interested and then scrabble around to make up the numbers. Having said that, we all know the current squad IS far better than the current results, just have a bit more self belief for heavens sake.