QPR are close to agreeing deals that will see West Bromwich Albion duo Charlie Austin and Sam Field rejoin Mark Warburton’s squad permanently, according to a report from West London Sport.
The pair both joined the R’s on loan from Albion in January and were important contributors as the west London club finished the 2020/21 campaign in impressive style.
Yesterday, it was announced that another of their second half of the season loanees Jordy de Wijs had joined permanently from Hull City and it seems as if more arrivals could be close.
Austin’s current deal at the Hawthorns is set to expire at the end of the season and it is understood that the Baggies have indicated they will not be triggering his one-year option, meaning he will be free to join the R’s.
West London Sport has revealed that talks between QPR and the 31-year-old have made significant progress and there is now a good chance he will sign permanently.
The permanent option in Field’s original loan deal would have been triggered had he made four more starts last season but all parties are thought to be keen to make such a move happen and his switch could be finalised next week.
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This looks like fantastic news for QPR, who deserve credit for trying to get this business done early.
The progress Warburton’s squad made last season was clear to see and bringing back the likes of de Wijs, Austin and Field will be key to ensuring that continues into next season.
The impact Austin’s arrival appeared to have on the squad was massive last term and he remains a fantastic option at Championship level, particularly with the in-form Lyndon Dykes to take some of the pressure off him.
Field’s best performances in an R’s shirt are likely yet to come but there were signs of the 23-year-old’s talent during his six months or so in west London, so a return to the club makes the most sense for him.