I’m not saying we can cross his name off the list entirely.
But at the same time, if we want to get someone in through the door, the chances of us bringing in this man in particular are going to get decreasingly smaller. That’s the story of QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng.
I’ve spoken before about how the club need to move on when it comes to looking for their pursuit of Karl Darlow, and the club should probably do the same here all things considered. Having been interested in buying him for some time now, it looks as if his time at Loftus Road might not be over just yet.
The 25-year-old played the full 90 minutes for QPR in their pre-season friendly against AFC Wimbledon at the weekend, and speaking to the club website after the game, R’s boss Mark Warburton seemed to indicate that he might have a future at the club after all if he impresses in pre-season.
“I needed to see Seny. We needed to see how Seny got on today so it was a very simple decision to give him the 90 minutes. I wanted to see his distribution, how he commands his box and how he communicates with the players. You need that level of competition.”
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It’s the same case for Dieng as it is for Darlow, we can’t afford to wait around for other clubs to make up their minds on what they want to do with their goalkeepers before we decide what to do. As I said previously, there’s a whole world of goalkeepers out there, and whilst I can accept the idea that Aitor Karanka is stuck on the goalkeepers he wants, it seems obvious that it just isn’t going to happen and we need to look for someone else.
Otherwise we’re left in the desperate situation of our top three goalkeepers being incredibly raw and totally unprepared for what is going to lie ahead of them.