Former Queens Park Rangers co-chairman Tony Fernandes has commented on Darnell Furlong’s transfer to West Bromwich Albion.
The 23-year-old came through the academy at QPR and went on to become an important player for the club over the past few seasons, after making his debut in the Premier League in 2015.
Fernandes, who stepped down as QPR co-chairman last year, has admitted that he is a big admirer of Furlong and is pleased that the club are developing talented young players.
— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) July 24, 2019
QPR finished 19th in the Championship last season, eleven points above the relegation zone.
The Rs will be hoping to challenge further up the table this season under new manager Mark Warburton, after he took charge at Loftus Road earlier this summer.
Furlong is a talented footballer and I think he could be a good signing for West Brom.
The right-back was an important player for QPR over the past few seasons and I’m sure fans will be sad to see him leave Loftus Road, but Fernandes is right, it’s good to see that the club are developing young players.
I’m sure Furlong won’t be the last player to come through the club’s academy and go on to make an impact for the first team, which is an encouraging sign for the future.
It means the club will be able to sell those players on for profit and Warburton should be able to use the reported £1.5million for Furlong to find a suitable replacement.