West Bromwich Albion have confirmed their fourth summer signing with QPR full-back Darnell Furlong arriving at The Hawthorns.
The 23-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Baggies which brings his ten-year association with the Rs to an end after he progressed through the club’s academy ranks to eventually star for the senior side.
Furlong departs West London after featuring 72 times in all competitions for the Hoops, and he also played a significant role last season as he made 25 appearances largely at right-back.
The defender, who is the son of former QPR and Chelsea striker Paul Furlong, becomes Albion’s fourth signing of the summer after the arrivals of Filip Krovinovic, Kenneth Zohore and Semi Ajayi.
Meanwhile, the Baggies are also reportedly interested in adding another defender to their ranks with Everton’s Mason Holgate linked with a return to The Hawthorns after his successful loan spell last season.
This is a great signing for the Baggies and their fans can now breathe a large sigh of relief with the club’s transfer business getting into full swing.
Furlong is a strong signing as he already has Championship experience under his belt, but he is still a young at 23 and can continue to develop his game with Albion.
He also possesses good versatility and can slot in at both centre-back and right-back where required which makes him similar to another Albion target Holgate, and I can see the pair working well together.
This appears to be a move that works for all parties, as QPR can now use the funds generated from the sale to sign their own targets. The Rs are in desperate need of a striker and this fee could help them towards affording a higher quality player.