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Town's Judge Price Tag Too High for QPR?
Friday, 26th Jul 2019 11:22

Town are reported to have put a £750,000 price tag on midfielder Alan Judge, leading to speculation that it could end QPR’s pursuit of the 30-year-old.

According to Sky Sports, the Blues have told the West Londoners, who have made bids of £250,000 and £450,000, that £750,000 is the Republic of Ireland international’s price, which they suggest may end their interest in the former Brentford man.

Judge’s former Bees’ boss Mark Warburton is keen to bring the midfielder, pictured above at yesterday's Open Day with Emyr Huws, to Loftus Road, while the player has told Blues manager Paul Lambert that he would be interested in the switch.

Speaking yesterday, Lambert said nothing would happen unless Town were offered an acceptable fee for Judge, who signed a new two-year deal in April.

“I think the offer that’s been made is nowhere near what [owner] Marcus [Evans] is looking for so there’s not any real great news on that side of it. The ball is in QPR's court really,” he said.

“Marcus knows what I think with the whole scenario and it’s up to QPR to come up with the money that Marcus thinks is acceptable.”

QPR have recently received transfer fees of £4.9 million for Luke Freeman, from Sheffield United, and £1.5 million for Darnell Furlong, from West Brom, however, their financial situation continues to be affected by January’s £42 million settlement of their FFP breach.

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BlueBlood90 added 11:26 - Jul 26
£750k is more than realistic, if not bordering on cheap in this day and age. No way should we accept less than that. Judge will have to like or lump it.

midastouch added 11:26 - Jul 26
Even £750k seem very cheap in the current climate. We're talking an international player that looked the part against Denmark! How many international pedigree players can you get like that for less than a million in this day and age?

Dolphinblue added 11:27 - Jul 26
Really!?!? Not enough.

Terry_Nutkins added 11:29 - Jul 26
way way to cheap. min 1.5 mil

Bad_Boy_Mark added 11:30 - Jul 26
Judge is worth far more to us than that price, as failure to gain promotion from this league at the first attempt will hit us hard.

Realistically, we should be looking to place a £1.5 - £2 million price tag on our valuable asset.

Lightningboy added 11:32 - Jul 26
Still way too cheap in today’s market - double that and he can go.

The whole “player wants to move closer to home/family” thing always makes me laugh too - So if Barcelona offered him a loan for the season would he turn them down cos his family live in London?!...maybe it’s time we gave players a geography exam before signing them.

inghamspur added 11:32 - Jul 26

martin587 added 11:38 - Jul 26
We must rememberAJ has NOT asked for a transfer.He lives in London so it would make sense for him to go there but as I’ve said until he asks for a transfer he must remain a Town player at the moment.We do however have cover as and when the injured return but that could well be a month or two and then the transfer window will be closed.Big dilemma for PL.Get the defence sorted first I say as that’s over overriding problem at the present time.

BaddowBlue1 added 11:40 - Jul 26
Asking price should be £1M+ and no caving in at the last minute like we did with transfers out last season. The question I raise would be how much would a replacement cost us given our spending power, therefore we must now keep our assets and get him to honour the contract he signed with better terms than his original one. Things we do not know is whether promises were made to bring players in if he signed or whether a change of family circumstances may have changed the landscape. Unfortunately we only know what comes through the rumour mill.

deano85 added 11:45 - Jul 26
I guess the problem now, is that he has a price tag... If other teams now know a price that may be accepted, they may come calling...

ShropshireBluenago09 added 12:01 - Jul 26
We are in pole position here, so why put such a low price tag on Judge. They are desperate to get a replacement for Freeman. We should be asking at least £2million in the current climate

Sixto6 added 12:01 - Jul 26
Evans will probably accept their bit just before the window closes and no time to find a replacement !!!
Sound familiar ??

THAILAND_BLUE added 12:02 - Jul 26
He'll go with the fee undisclosed. Town or should I say Evans is a professional at that.

TimmyH added 12:08 - Jul 26
They think they are going to get him on the cheap with our financial woes...watch this space.

MrTown added 12:08 - Jul 26
£750,000 is still too cheap.

Taking the p*ss QPR are.

shouldistayorcounago added 12:10 - Jul 26
That is a joke, the club should at least be looking for 1 mil and I wouldn't be happy with anything under 2 mil personally.

Lathers added 12:12 - Jul 26
Judge signed a 2 year deal knowing he would be playing in L1 this season. How’s losing a key player for £750k going to help us so close to the start of the season, especially when PL already says we need 3 in ASAP. Tell QPR he’s not for sale, tell Judge to man up and honour his contract. If he sulks he trains with the U18s like other clubs make players do.

DurhamTownFan added 12:15 - Jul 26
Sorry, but we are where we are, people. When we got relegated I think a few people thought it would be all fun and games. Fact is, were less attractive to play for than clubs in the leagues above, due to money and footballing reasons. You can’t expect to go down and keep your best players, and your bargaining position is weaker. 750 sounds awful, but it’s where we are right now. Look at the fees we spent last summer on players from L1: about the same there.

blockb_steward added 12:22 - Jul 26
ROI International? Minimum £1m and that is being lenient taking in to account his situation with wanting to go and work locally.

runningout added 12:24 - Jul 26
Bargain at 750,000 He’s worth 4 times that much

brendenward35 added 12:30 - Jul 26
I'm sure pl said no players are going on the cheap? 750,000 that's far to cheap!!

BlueRaider added 12:34 - Jul 26
£750k is a joke for a player we are seeing as key to our whole campaign, come on Town, get real and stop being such pushovers

NorthLondonBlue2 added 12:39 - Jul 26
That valuation is way too low.

Who could we possibly buy for £750k as a replacement?

Another injury-prone journeyman? A youngster, still learning the ropes?

Or another loan to build the team and fall apart at the end of the season?

No thanks.

No, £1m plus add ons would be my absolute minimum.

PortmanTerrorist added 12:53 - Jul 26
$750k is ridiculous. Even $3m, if reinvested, cannot change our League 1 position and who might even consider joining us. A bit like Zaha whose value should be calculated on what price Palace staying in Pfrem, our price on Judge should be based on the value of him getting us promoted (and passing QPR on route). Given that, and the fact that no money can replace Judge's quality, why price him any less than $3m ?

Michael101 added 13:02 - Jul 26
North London blue. Even if he was sold for 5 million , not one penny would be spent on new players.same thing every year.

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