QPR 'confident' of major Premier League coup as staffing change confirmed

QPR are 'confident' of completing a deal with the Newcastle United man.QPR are 'confident' of completing a deal with the Newcastle United man.
QPR are 'confident' of completing a deal with the Newcastle United man. | Getty Images
QPR could be reunited with a Newcastle United star this summer after a successful loan spell.

The Championship season has only just ended but it's already been a busy week on the front of transfer rumours for QPR.

Much interest centres on the future of Jake Clake-Salter with interest from the Premier League and Scottish Premiership with some outlets suggesting that the Rs have slapped a price tag on the centre-back.

Here's your Thursday round-up of QPR news.

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QPR ‘confident’ of Premier League coup

QPR are 'confident' that a deal can be struck with Premier League side Newcastle United to bring Isaac Hayden back to Loftus Road on a permanent deal this summer after a successful loan stint at the club.

The former Arsenal youngster arrived at the club in February on a short-term loan deal and became an important part of Marti Cifuentes' side. Hayden has since returned to Newcastle United but the Rs are reportedly keen on bringing him back to London.

That's according to Darren Witcoop, who reports that Hayden is 'due to reach a settlement' with the Magpies which would make him a free agent. That would just leave contract negotiations to be settled between the midfielder and the Championship outfit.

Isaac Hayden impressed on loan at QPR.Isaac Hayden impressed on loan at QPR.
Isaac Hayden impressed on loan at QPR. | Getty Images

Hayden had previously expressed his fondness for QPR after his stay and had been praised by Cifuentes for his experience and impact on the side. In a farewell message shared at the weekend, Hayden said: "Where to start, from joining on Feb 1st in the relegation zone to ending the season today with a third victory in a row and securing safety last weekend officially with a game to spare. It has been a pleasure to play for this club.

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“I want to firstly thank the owners, Christian and the manager for giving me the opportunity, the set of lads I have shared a dressing room with have been amazing and top class, the back room staff who have sacrificed a lot and given so much to help us and the fans for their unwavering support of the team and myself personally since I’ve joined.

“It is a time I will always remember and hold onto very fondly. Who knows what the future may bring but it’s been an honour and I’m sure this club is going one way and that’s up. Forever a ranger, u rrrsssss."

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QPR have also confirmed this week that head of coaching development Manisha Tailor has left the club after more than eight years of service. Tailor had played an important role in helping players through the academy age groups at Loftus Road.

Academy director Alex Carroll hailed his colleague's 'significant contribution' in developing coaches and players, adding that she would take up a new position at a Premier League outfit.

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Speaking to the club website, Tailor said: “I have had a memorable journey and will always be grateful for the wonderful opportunities that have been presented to me to aid my personal and professional development.

“Former head of coaching and technical director Chris Ramsey took me under his wing as a volunteer in 2016. The allyship and transformational leadership, coupled with the endeavour to work hard and self improve, has aided me to develop greater flexibility and resilience, resulting in the trajectory that I have had in my career at QPR. 

“I want to put on record my gratitude to all the staff, players and parents for their support and wish the club all the very best for the future.”

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