QPR’s Angel Rangel faces a nervous wait over his future at the club heading towards the expiration of his current deal with the club in the summer.
The off-the-field crisis has brought a temporary suspension to fixtures in the Championship, which leaves a number of out of contract players in limbo over their futures at their respective clubs.
Speaking in an interview with West London Sport, Rangel admitted that he would like to stay with the club for another season, but hasn’t held any discussions with the club as of yet over a new deal.
“I definitely would like to stay for another season at QPR, I’ve made that very clear recently. However, we haven’t had any sort of discussions about it.
“I feel this Covid-19 situation has come at the worst possible time for me in a football sense.”
The experienced Spaniard remains confident that he’ll be offered a new deal by the Hoops, but deterred the focus away from his contract situation after recent events brought a halt to sporting fixtures across the UK.
“I’ve had a few little injuries during the season and now that I’ve finally kept myself fit I got a decent run of games in the team and at the same time the team has had a great run of form.
“I felt I had a chance to extend for another season but now everything is on standby and the priority is everyone’s health. By the way, it’s never easy to get a new contract at 37, but hopefully I’ve shown enough this season to earn that.”
Due to the recent off-the-field events taking place across the UK at the moment, QPR’s next match is due to be on the 2nd May, when they take on promotion-chasing West Brom at The Hawthorns.
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I think he deserves a new deal.
He’s 37 yes, but age shouldn’t be taken into much consideration when it comes to Rangel’s future at the club. He’s been a more than reliable option to have in the QPR squad when called upon.
His experience will also help the younger members of the squad, so he has a positive impact both on and off the pitch for Mark Warburton’s side.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see another Championship club take a punt on him if QPR don’t exercise their option to extend his contract in the summer.