Amongst all the speculation surrounding our search for a striker, the chance to bring Robert Green back to the club has also been mentioned in the media.
The initial response to such rumours were that we don’t really need him. We’ve got Darren Randolph at the club, even if he did look a bit shaky in the Europa League, and the general feeling amongst fans is that he deserves a crack at playing in the Premier League.
Adrian’s slightly harsh three match suspension means Randolph should get that chance, but the club made it clear in their ‘Boleyn Insider’ column the other day that should the appeal against Adrian’s red card prove unsuccessful, they would indeed be looking for a replacement keeper.
Step forward Robert Green. With QPR signing Alex Smithies this week it opens the door for us to bring Green back to the club three years after leaving us for the west London club.
And talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams this evening revealed that we have indeed offered the 35-year-old a contract and hinted that he will be coming home…
Not a bad signing, if you ask me, but surely Randolph deserves his chance before being written off after just a couple of shaky games?
When Adrian comes back, what happens then? Green is too good to be a back up keeper, and he ever turned down a move to Chelsea earlier this summer because he wasn’t prepared to be a bench warmer. So is Adrian going to return to the bench instead? There would be public outcry from the fans if that were to happen because he’s been one of the best keepers we’ve had since Green himself, perhaps even before him.
So this seems like a strange move to me.
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