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Preston and Queens Park Rangers in pursuit of promotion-winning free-agent



Preston and QPR have joined the race to sign out of contract midfielder Jonny Williams, The Daily Mail have reported.

Williams has made 18 appearances since joining Charlton on a deal in January, helping Lee Bowyer’s to seal a return to the Championship following their dramatic League One play-off final win over Sunderland on Sunday, but the London club have decided not to offer the midfielder a new contract as they do not believe they can afford to keep him or compete with offers from elsewhere for Williams.

While it has previously been reported by The Sun that Swansea, Brentford and League One Champions Luton are interested in the midfielder, The Mail have claimed that is Preston and QPR who will rival Swansea for the Welshman’s signature.

After back to back campaigns that have seen pushes for the play-offs fall away late in the day, Preston will be looking to finally secure a top six Championship spot next season, while QPR will be hoping to pull further away from the relegation next season.

It may be some time until Williams decision on his future is known however, as the 25-year-old is currently with the Wales squad ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers away in Croatia and Hungary at the start of June.

The Verdict

It is no surprise to see that Williams is in high demand.

The midfielder has been outstanding for Charlton during his short period there, and his experience and ability will make him an asset for whichever side eventually manages to sign him.

With a potential scramble for his signature amongst several Championship sides yet to begin, it seems as though Williams could have plenty to decide over the summer.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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