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Hoos: The loan window is key

LEE Hoos has explained QPR’s approach to the summer transfer window after the R’s brought in Toni Leistner while only Alex Smithies left the club, joining Cardiff City in the Premier League.

Following the closure of the transfer window at 5:00 pm on Thursday afternoon, Hoos told www.qpr.co.uk: “A number of our players were the targets 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 our 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.

“Clubs who were looking to sell their players on permanent deals will now be looking to loan them out, whereas prior to the window closing this was not an option they were considering.

“We will be looking to add to the squad. We are aware of the areas that need strengthening and we are looking to do that while in keeping with the club’s financial parameters.”

The early closure of the transfer window this summer significantly changes the landscape and this can be used to our benefit.

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