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QPR edge closer to reaching agreement to sign 37-year-old ahead of new league campaign



QPR are reportedly set to sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Andy Lonergan according to The Sun on Sunday (23rd May, page 59).

It is claimed that the Rs are set to sign the shot-stopper as a backup option to first-choice goalkeeper Seny Dieng ahead of the 2021/22 season.

QPR have recently announced that Joe Lumley will join Middlesbrough when his contract with the club reaches a conclusion in the near future.

The Rs have evidently wasted no time in finding another goalkeeper to add to their squad this summer, with the experienced goalkeeper being a free-agent.

Lonergan has previously been on the books with the likes of Leeds United, Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers. But he spent last year’s campaign with both Stoke City and West Brom.

Lonergan’s short-term contract with the Baggies is set to reach a conclusion in the coming weeks, and that deal won’t be renewed with them, as they prepare for life back in the Championship, after being relegated from the Premier League.

QPR finished the 2020/21 season ninth in the Championship table, and will be hoping they can challenge for a top-six finish in the new league campaign, whilst under the management of Mark Warburton.

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The Verdict: 

This is a deal that makes sense.

Lonergan has a considerable amount of experience under his belt, and that could come in handy when it comes to aiding the development of a young goalkeeper like Seny Dieng.

Lonergan is unlikely to be a regular starter for QPR next season if this deal goes through, but the Rs certainly need to sign another goalkeeper in the near future, following the departure of Joe Lumley.

On a free transfer as well, it’s a shrewd move by QPR, as I think he’s more than capable of having a positive impact both on and off the field for Mark Warburton’s side moving forwards.

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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Article title: QPR edge closer to reaching agreement to sign 37-year-old ahead of new league campaign

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