QPR suffered a 5-0 home defeat at the hands of Swansea on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Since then the club has been busy attempting to secure new signings.
Some have suggested that the Hoops are ‘panic buying’ players on the back of the defeat.
However, QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has moved to deny that the club are panicking.
He told Sky Sports: “We are in discussions but QPR have got to run a sensible business. I think people out there think we are just throwing money and panic buying.
“But I think we are very calm at what we want. We have done some sensible business over the summer and we are not going to throw it away. We are here for the long run and we’ll do things properly.”
I would agree with some of those critics who are suggesting that Rangers are panic buying, if it wasn’t for the quality of player that the club is trying to bring in. QPR boss Mark Hughes already knew that he needed to strengthen his defence and he has move to do that this week.
QPR have now made a £9million move for Tottenham captain Michael Dawson. The centre-back is a very reliable and solid performer. He would be a good signing for any self-respecting Premier League club.
Hughes has also moved to bring-in former-Chelsea stalwart Ricardo Carvalho, on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid. The 34 year-old won’t get regular first team football at the Bernabeu this season, after falling out of favour with the Spanish.
The veteran defender may not be the youngest defender in the world, but he would add some much needed know-how to that leaky Hoops defence. I think Carvalho would be a good signing for Rangers.
The other target for QPR is Inter and Brazil keeper Julio Cesar. The west London club is believed to be in negotiations with the Italian club over a transfer fee for the 32 year-old. Julio Cesar was regarded as one of the best keepers in the world just a few short years ago.
His form in the last few years hasn’t been the best and he has made some high-profile mistakes, which has lead to him being deemed surplus to requirements at Inter. Cesar wouldn’t be a bad signing either. Current number one Robert Green endured a nightmare debut, but is still a decent keeper.
QPR have made a whole host of signings this summer and they couldn’t have been expected to settle in straight away. Sometimes players need to settle into new teams and time to gel as a unit. It was always going to take time for QPR to become a settled team with the number of changes made to the team this summer.
QPR have made some interesting signings this summer and I’m sure some of the new boys will turn out to be great signings. They just need time to settle into the club and system.
In the last couple of seasons QPR have became something of a circus. Too many players coming and going. No consistency and of course the whole Joey Barton situation. When the transfer window shuts Mark Hughes and his staff will then be able to get on with what matters, the football.
Despite the opening day defeat at Swansea, I still expect QPR to finish comfortably in midtable. They have brought in some quality players in recent times and I’m sure they will start to gel sooner rather than later.
What the club and team need now is a bit of stability. Once they have that maybe Mark Hughes can attempt to move the club forward. However, until the club gets consistency and stability the best the Hoops can hope for is midtable this season.
Are QPR panic buying players after their 5-0 humbling at the hands of Swansea?