QPR boss Chris Ramsey believes £2 million keeper Rob Green is more likely to stick with Rs than go and warm someone’s bench - even Chelsea’s.
The Hoops number one got his second England call-up this week, and indeed, was a spectator as they lumbered to a 0-0 draw against Republic of Ireland on Sunday – but still the result of his best-ever season
However, the Rangers gaffer has studied the 35-year-old, and insists Green’s desire to improve, even into his fourth decade, is the reason he returned to the England fold.
“I think he’s prepared to fight to play with the performances Rob produced. He has fought off the younger man, and he trains like a young man. I would want to think he wants to play.”
Green was one of the few shining lights in a season of suffering. One in which Ramsey believed would have seen Hoops relegated long before they were.
The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the keeper who has only a year left on his current Loftus Road deal, and who has decided an agent is better than doing his own deal as per previous negotiations in 2014.
Ramsey is holding his breath.
"There have been rumours but there have been rumours about a few teams and Rob Green because he has been in world class form,” he said.
"I don't use that term lightly, he has been in world class form and, had he not been, the club might have been adrift even before I came into the job."