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Thursday, July 19, 2007

So, What Happened to £10 million???

Well, the Lee Cook transfer saga is finally over as he has signed for neighbours, Fulham for £2.5 million - the fee could potentially increase to £4.5 million.

Amazing though, when you think that just before the last transfer window, Gianni Paladini put a £10 million price tag on his head. Okay, so perhaps that was a bit optimistic, but there is no doubt amongst the majority that yet again, due to the Clubs perilous financial situation, that we have let another quality player go 'on the cheap'.

However, a not so great deal for Rangers is a great one for Cook, who is now a Premiership player earning Premeiership wages. It must be mentioned that Cook has waved his slice of the transfer fee so Rangers can benefit.



  • At 9:36 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think this deal is far short for the player of Lee Cook ability and my opinion he'll should gone for 3.5 million plus the additions on top of that. He gone now and John Gregory should start to looking for someone else to place him! I would like to see some players like Middlesbrough's Alan Johnson because he is near to Lee ability and also like to see Czech Under 21 striker Jan Blazek to join this great club of ours.

  • At 11:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    No idea if Mr Cook reads these messages, however what a massive gesture for him to waive his percentage of the fee. I believe this shows the measure of the man (even accounting for his new found wage increase), his devotion to the Hoops cause and the dire financial cause that we still find our beloved club still in!

    Will someone with serious QPR intentions PLEASE rid this severely underrated, if imperfect club of Paladini, his amici and the ABC debt? Is it really too much to ask?

    BP, please come back!! And bring some QPR-supporting filthy rich friends with you!! AJW

  • At 3:53 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    and they expect us to turn up at this friendly

  • At 5:41 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think the deal is as good as we could get in the circumstances. The bottom line was "NO OTHER CLUB WAS INTERESTED" so we were not in a position to push the price up. GP did well, unlike Shittu, Cook will do quite well in the prem, so as long as we added the infamous sell on clause we should do very well out of it long term. The key is who we bring in to replace him, pity young Ryan Smith has moved on. We just have to keep our fingers crossed that JG gets it right in the transfer market. If we don't get this right, we could be in big trouble. The future of our clubs will be determined over the next few weeks. Good luck Lee Cook, I always knew you would be top draw and wished you and the club could have held out, I believe a top 10 club would have snapped you up at xmas, if you continued your current form. Thank you for bringing some skill to loftus Rd it's been a while. Alan

  • At 9:35 am, Anonymous SB said…

    Gutted, but good luck Cooky, hope to see you on MOTD next season skinning Gary Neville!!

  • At 1:42 pm, Blogger bobo said…

    Hey Lofty,

    First of all, I'm all fired up for Cookie... I hope he has a fantastic season and I wish him all the success in the world. He is a great player, a class act and he will be missed at QPR.

    That said, I think GP did the best he could. He had very little leverage to get a better price with well know financial problems and a player that was clearly ready and eager to play at a higher level.

    To Anonymous: Everyone, GP included, wishes that someone would step forward with deep pockets who can buy the club out of the mess they are in. Not happening. Until that magic day the club has to make money the old fashioned way -- selling tickets, shirts and their best players. Not a great situation but that is where QPR is right now.



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