According to a report by local media outlet The Brent and Kilburn Times, Queens Park Rangers are preparing to offer goalkeeper Alex Smithies a new deal at the club.
With the January transfer window fast approaching, Queens Park Rangers are readying themselves for bids from the Premier League and would like to tie up Smithies’ future sooner rather than later to ensure that he stays with the West London outfit.
Smithies has been one of QPR’s standout performers this season with some impressive displays between the sticks helping QPR in an underwhelming campaign thus far.
The 26-year-old joined Championship side QPR in summer 2015 and put pen to paper on a deal which extends to the end of the 2017/18 season.
The former Huddersfield man, who made over 250 appearances for the Terriers, is reportedly settled in London and turned down offers from elsewhere in the summer to stay with QPR.
Rangers are confident that they can get Smithies to sign an extension and commit his long-term future to Loftus Road.
The report also suggests that QPR are confident in renewing Tjaronn Chery’s contract by offering him improved terms on an extension.
QPR fans – are you pleased with this news? Will Smithies sign a new deal? Can you keep him and Chery in January if Premier League clubs come calling? Let us know in the comments below…