Speaking on the official club website, Queens Park Rangers Chief Executive Lee Hoos says has explained why the club have only made one permanent signing this summer. He also stated that Steve McClaren plans to be very active until the end of the month, when the loan window closes.
Toni Leistner made the move from Union Berlin earlier this summer and made his debut in the opening day defeat at Preston North End alongside Joel Lynch at the heart of the defence. He is the only permanent recruit made by QPR, which led to club fans expressing their disappointment and concern.
However, Hoos insists that there are still reasons to be optimistic, having kept some key players and tied down some promising youngsters to longer term deals,
“A number of our players were the target of bids but we turned them down as they did not meet our valuation.
“It wasn’t too long ago we had to pay players to leave this club. Now we are turning bids down – bids which are significantly higher than our purchase price for these players. That represents real progress.
“While supporters will be pleased we kept hold of out targeted players, while also tying down Darnell Furlong and Ebere Eze to long-term contracts, I understand their disappointment that we have not added any further players since the arrival of Toni from Union Berlin.
“However, the early closure of the transfer window this summer significantly changes the landscape and this can be used to our benefit. We are looking to bring loan players in. We can do this until the end of August.”
Hoos also highlighted the fact that clubs who failed to move on certain players before the 5pm deadline, may now look to do so in the loan window.