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Chairman takes unexpected swipe at QPR star and his transfer fee



Outspoken Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has claimed that Conor Washington was not worth the £3m that Queens Park Rangers paid for him, according to an interview with him by Peterborough Today.

Conor Washington was sold by Peterborough for £3m in January 2016 and many had questioned the choice to get rid, claiming that Posh would have won promotion if the Northern Ireland international had stayed.

As it happened, Washington moved to Queens Park Rangers but was played out of position for much of the season by the then-manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Since Ian Holloway has come in, Washington has rediscovered his form and netted a few more goals.

But Posh chairman MacAnthony still claims that he got a good deal for Washington and that QPR paid over the odds to land their man.

He said that Washington’s free scoring displays at Peterborough wouldn’t have been maintained.

In his interview, MacAnthony revealed:

“We would not have won promotion last season if Conor had stayed.

“He had a great run of form and Graham Westley deserves credit for improving him, but I couldn’t see him keeping it up.

“Conor is a great lad, but he wasn’t worth £3 million.

“It was a great deal for us as there was so much going on at the club at the time he wasn’t going to get us up.

“We struck when the iron was hot with Conor.

“He almost picked up a serious knee injury seven days before we sold him.”

QPR fans – what do you make of this? Has Washington been worth £3m? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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Article title: Chairman takes unexpected swipe at QPR star and his transfer fee

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