Queens Park Rangers announced their retained list earlier this week, with the notable news being that impressive full-back Angel Rangel had been offered a new deal.
The 36-year-old veteran defender joined QPR was one of a few short-term signings that Steve McClaren made at the club in August last season, in quite a panicky flurry of signings for the Hoops.
He went on to have an excellent season, establishing himself as a consistent performer at Loftus Road despite his age.
Despite multiple injuries, Rangel made 20 Championship appearances for the R’s as they secured their stay in the division after a few poor runs.
Majorly under Steve McClaren, the Hoops had a terrible start to the season but resurrected it with a terrific run of form over Christmas.
All in all, it was a rather underwhelming campaign, with QPR ready to rebuild for next season under Mark Warburton.
One of his first tasks in what will be a busy summer should be to tie up Angel Rangel, and it looks like that could happen with him being offered this new deal.
Jake Bidwell, Jordan Cousin, Pawel Wszolek and Joel Lynch were released at the end of the season, with Alex Baptiste also confirmed as leaving the club.
Rangel should be top of QPR’s shopping list though, in terms of tying him up – he has been very consistent when he has played and brings a high level of experience and professionalism to the side.
With a relatively young squad, Warburton will need players of Rangel’s experience by his side to guide the team through the tough moments which will inevitably come.
During his 11 years with Swansea, Rangel became a fan favourite at right back, being a key part of a lengthy stay in the Premier League.
Sometimes with old players, teams are reluctant to hand them new deals, but a new deal for Angel Rangel is certainly something the R’s will regret.