Children and teachers up and down the country return to school tomorrow after a relaxing six week break over the summer.

Sadly for the teams behind the scenes at our west London football clubs, the six weeks have been relentless as they were tasked with strengthening the playing squads.

But how would we grade the transfer activity done at QPR this summer?

Major signings

Josh Scowen (Free)

Alex Baptiste (Free)

Kazenga Lua Lua (Loan)

Paul Smyth (Undisclosed)

David Wheeler (Undisclosed)

Bright Osayi-Samuel (Undisclosed)

Major departures

Karl Henry (Released)

Josh Bowler (Undisclosed)

Michael Doughty (Undisclosed)

Ben Gladwin (Undisclosed)

Nasser El Khayati (Released)

Matt Ingram (Loan)


The best word to describe QPR’s business in the transfer market is shrewd. With a number of free transfers and loans, it was clear that the club were looking to avoid spending vast sums of money while still looking to add exciting talent to the squad.

The additions of Paul Smyth, David Wheeler and Bright Asayi-Samuel, although completed with a transfer fee, will have been done with a relatively modest transfer fee, representing little risk for some players who have every potential to be key assets over the coming months and years.

Overall, the business completed has been low-risk but productive, with the squad looking subtly stronger than it did at the end of last season, meaning the transfer activity has been satisfactory.

Transfer activity grade: C