QPR remain interested in securing a permanent move for West Brom midfielder Sam Field, but their chances of that have been impacted by him now not able to complete the number of starts needed to activate a permanent option.
Field arrived at QPR on loan until the end of the campaign from West Brom back in January and it was thought that the deal included an option to make it a permanent transfer in the summer. That option is reported to have been the Rs to take if the midfielder went on to make 12 starts for the club during his loan spell.
However, Mark Warburton decided not to start the midfielder in the Rs’ 1-0 win at Swansea City in mid-week. That means that he will now not be able to make the required number of starts to see QPR have the option to take him permanently. This is because he has now made just eight starts for the club and there are only three more games remaining in the Championship.
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As a result, according to West London Sport there is a chance now that West Brom could block his potential permanent exit to the Rs this summer. However, at the moment it is anticipated that the Baggies will still sanction a move and that both parties are expecting the move to go through when the window re-opens at the end of the campaign.
It seems strange that QPR did not start Field against Swansea to keep themselves in with the chance of maintaining their permanent option on the midfielder returning to the club. Surely Warburton would have been well aware that he needed to start all of their remaining matches for the club to have kept the guaranteed option on his permanent transfer.
Therefore, confidence must be very high that West Brom will be set to sanction his exit whatever happens with their status in the Premier League. It does seem like this will not prove to be too much of an issue and that Field will still be at QPR next term, but they have now opened the door for someone else to maybe come in for him now.
The midfielder needs a permanent move you feel, because he is unlikely to make it into West Brom’s side on a regular basis. Therefore, a return to QPR would be a positive move for him given he has managed to be a good performer for the Rs during his loan spell.