In discussion with Football.London, Queens Park Rangers Director of Football has revealed that he expects defender Jack Robinson to leave the club this summer. The 24-year-old is out of contract at Loftus Road but it yet to accept the offer of a new contract.
Ferdinand has said that it has been over a month since QPR indeed made that contract offer to Robinson. New manager Steve McClaren even set the player a deadline to sign or not, and that has since passed. It looks increasingly likely that he will be playing his football elsewhere next season.
Robinson’s deal with the Hoops runs out at the end of this month. Former Spurs and Newcastle forward Ferdinand states that they are starting to plan for life with Robinson not in their squad,
“We made an offer to Jack Robinson at the end of the season.
“It’s one that he hasn’t accepted as of yet, and so there’s no telling (what the future holds).
“Obviously it’s been five weeks and he’s not accepted it so if he’s not accepted it by now we need to look at planning for next season without him.”
There has been reports in recent times that Robinson, once of Liverpool, believes he can secure a move into the Premier League for next season. With QPR obviously not being able to offer that, the player is seemingly prepared to take that risk, and therefore turn down the offer of extending terms with his parent club. It remains to be seen if he can make such a move, especially given his injury problems. He did manage to make 34 appearances last season however, so he might be getting back to full fitness again.