Queens Park Rangers transfer news: Update surfaces regarding Joe Lumley's Hoops future

Update surfaces regarding Joe Lumley's Queens Park Rangers future

After emerging as one of the Championship's most dangerous sides since the turn of the year, it will be intriguing to see how Queens Park Rangers approach the upcoming transfer window.

Currently thriving under the guidance of manager Mark Warburton, the Hoops were able to end the 2020/21 campaign in ninth position thanks to a run of seven wins in their last 11 games.

Having finished nine points adrift of the play-off places, QPR could bridge this particular gap next season if they get their recruitment spot-on this summer.

Yet whilst Warburton will already be looking at way to bolster his squad, he will first have to resolve Joe Lumley's future as his current deal at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium is set to expire next month.

Despite featuring on 27 occasions in the Championship during the 2019/20 campaign, the goalkeeper's game-time has been limited in recent months due to the presence of Seny Dieng who is now QPR's first-choice shot-stopper.

Considering that he was limited to just five league appearances last season, it will be intriguing to see whether Lumley decides to call time on his spell with the Hoops.

Making reference to the keeper's current situation, Warburton has revealed that QPR are in talks with the 26-year-old over a new contract.

Speaking to West London Sport about Lumley, the Hoops boss said: "There are talks ongoing.

"I have said before that Joe is a man that I have enormous respect for as a goalkeeper and as a person."

Warburton later added: "He is a top-class goalkeeper and talks are ongoing and let's see what happens in the coming days."

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Considering that Warburton is clearly a fan of Lumley, it is hardly surprising that he is trying to convince the keeper to stay at QPR.

However, given that the shot-stopper is currently behind Dieng in the Hoops' pecking order, he may be forced to watch on from the sidelines for the foreseeable future if he opts to sign a new deal in the coming weeks.

For QPR's sake, they will not want Lumley to leave as he boasts a considerable amount of experience at Championship level having played 77 games in this division during his career and thus would be a good back-up option for Dieng.

Yet if the former Bristol Rovers loanee isn't provided assurances in regards to playing time by the Hoops, he may find it beneficial to leave as joining a club who can guarantee first-team football could do wonders for his development.

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