QPR will sit down on Monday with Alejandro Faurlin to persuade the midfielder his future is with them – and not two top clubs trying to lure the £3.5million
Argentine away. Rangers are set to dangle the carrot of a hike in wages on his three-year deal provided he ignores the overtures from Celtic and an unnamed Premiership club.
Faurlin’s agent, Lucas Cominelli revealed the midfielder’s rise to prominence has courted outside attention.
Cominelli said: “There are things to discuss with QPR, and in the next week or so we should know more.”
However, the 23-year-old is more than happy to commit to Rangers, after a first season when he got better and better despite playing under five different managers.
But for once, Faurlin's background was actually a bonus in dealing with the constant stream of departures.
He said: “In Argentina it’s normal. When you lose three or four games, he (the manager) is gone.
“But every new manager has different ideas of how to play – and that’s not always easy to understand straight away.”
Despite the rollercoaster that has been QPR’s season, Faurlin does not regret leaving his home country for a second.
In his first-ever interview since arriving from Instituto El Cordoba last summer, the Argentine reckons he owes a debt of gratitude to Rangers – and is looking to repay the faith shown in him by the club.
He said: “Yes it was difficult at first with the language and different football.
“And it’s true we didn’t have as good season as we wanted. But I thank Gianni Paladini (chairman) for bringing me here and giving me the chance to prove myself in England.
“Personally I think I got better, and I am very happy and comfortable here – and Neil Warnock is a very positive manager. He knows what he wants, and he trusts me.”