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‘A very wise move’ – QPR closing in on agreement with player: The verdict

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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Promising Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ilias Chair is poised to sign a new three-year deal with the R’s after his impressive start to the season.

The highly-rated 21-year-old enjoyed a very productive loan spell with Stevenage in the previous campaign and he has managed to force his way into Mark Warburton’s team this season, featuring in five of the six Championship fixtures so far.

As a result, the Londoners were desperate to tie the technically gifted youngster to a longer deal and TalkSPORT have revealed that Chair has agreed a new long-term contract.

So, is this the right move by QPR?

Here our writers share their thoughts…

Ned Holmes

“Absolutely, Chair is a promising young player and it is a smart move to tie down his future with the club.

“The 21-year-old impressed on loan with League Two Stevenage last season. Warburton appears to see him as an important member of the squad now, as the midfielder has worked his way into the starting line up in recent weeks.

“Chair seems like a player that is only going to improve as he gets more games under his belt, so keeping him at the club seems like a really smart bit of business.”

Chris Thorpe

“This seems like a very wise move by the west London club, with Chair being one of their brightest young talents.”

“This new deal will not only tie the player to the club for a longer period, it also helps to secure the players value, meaning that QPR will make good money if they choose to cash in at some point down the line.”

“After a successful loan spell at Stevenage last season, Chair has really shown his obvious potential this season, with Warburton finding room for him in his preferred formation.”

“If Chair continues his current form, I could foresee him having the same kind of impact that Luke Freeman had at Loftus Road before he departed this summer.”

Louie Chandler

“It is definitely the right call.

“Chair was absolutely excellent out on loan last season and has made a promising start to the current campaign as well.

“With the way the Rs are heading, with a more stripped down spending structure, you would expect them to put a greater emphasis on retaining and nurturing their own youth products.

“Chair is clearly one of their most talented and it would be reckless to leave him on his current deal for much longer with less than a year remaining on it.”

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