QPR update on ‘fantastic’ star’s contract as Leeds United slap £30m tag on winger

QPR won comfortably on Saturday, but Preston North End were furious with their performance.
QPR fans breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday evening as Marti Cifuentes’ team defeated Preston North End at Loftus Road.

The London club has not clinched its Championship survival yet, but the victory was a significant step in that regard.
Your Monday Championship round-up includes QPR, Preston North End, and Leeds United.

Cifuentes updates on the Willock contract.
QPR head coach Marti Cifuentes has intimated that winger Chris Willock has not yet extended his contract with the club before it expires at the end of the season, despite his passion for the club.

This season, the 26-year-old has made 37 appearances in the Championship, although he has been inconsistent. The former Arsenal youngster was impressive as the R’s secured a crucial three points against Preston North End on Saturday to improve their survival hopes; the QPR manager complimented his ‘great game’.

Following the game, Cifuentes stated, “He knows how much we value him, and I believe he knows how much we appreciate him. But I am not sure what will happen in the future. What is certain is that he demonstrated today that he adores this club and wishes to play here and assist us.”
Willock was linked with a move to Rangers last year, but it was mostly because former QPR manager Michael Beale was in charge of the Glasgow giants at the time.

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QPR’s failure might have significant Preston North End ramifications.
An unimpressive performance at Loftus Road on Saturday might have serious ramifications for certain Preston North End players, with manager Ryan Lowe implying that the entire squad was now competing for a place in the team next season.

QPR update on 'fantastic' star's contract as Leeds United slap £30m tag on  winger

According to the Lancashire Post, Lowe was scheduled to meet with the club this week to arrange for the forthcoming transfer window, but instead delivered a critical assessment of his squad following the setback in London.

Lowe stated, “With all due respect, I might put it off. We expected to win here, and that is not insulting to the Queens Park Rangers. It then looks better and brighter at 66 points, and you may plan a little bit. I dislike planning ahead of time when there are points and games to be won. We have football to play, and we have to play it properly. So, I’m not sure if I’ll change the meetings – everyone’s future is basically up for grabs.”

Leeds United put a £30 million price tag on winger.

Leeds United are ‘expected’ to accept a proposal of approximately £30 million for Wilfried Gnonto this summer if they fail to gain promotion to the Premier League.

Football Insider claims that the 20-year-old could be ‘available’ for £20 million. Gnonto drew Premier League attention last summer, with Everton reportedly making several approaches totaling up to £30 million.

The player even submitted a transfer request, but Leeds United refused to budge. Gnonto is committed to the Whites’ cause this season and has scored seven goals since February.


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