West London Sport understands that Queens Park Rangers are considering the prospect of selling goalkeeper Robert Green this month. It is believed a clause in his contract means he is only a few games away from triggering an automatic extension.
The 35-year-old former West Ham United shotstopper has played over 100 times for the Loftus Road club in both the Premier League and Championship since signing from West Ham in 2012. He has played 25 times for the R’s so far this season and it is believed that if he reaches 30 appearances then a new contract will be granted.
It is well-known that the club want to significantly reduce their wage bill and as one of the higher earners, they may elect to move Green on this month. Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is also said to be keen to hand ex-Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Alex Smithies a chance to impress. He has only featured four times since signing before the start of the season.
Green was a key part of Rangers’ success when gaining promotion out of the Championship in 2014. Earlier this year he was recalled to the England squad for a European Qualification game against Lithuania.
It remains to be seen if any club will be prepared to take Green this month and buy out his contract. Failure to do so and QPR may elect to let him see out his deal until it expires at the end of the season.