Carroll deal in doubt as QPR manager’s plans for next season suffer blow

Tom Carroll could leave QPR this summer despite being offered a new contract.

The midfielder, who was signed on a one-year deal in 2020, was recently offered the chance to re-sign.

But West London Sport reports that Carroll has rejected that contract offer and that, although talks are ongoing, it currently seems unlikely that he will still be at Loftus Road next season.

Carroll, who soon turns 29, was signed on a free transfer after being released by Swansea City, where he was plagued by injury problems.

It was his second spell at QPR, where he spent the 2013-14 season on loan from Tottenham.

He was regarded as a useful prospect at Spurs but his career has since involved a number of setbacks.

He made 22 appearances for the R’s last season and was in decent form before being sidelined by a knee injury in January.

His exit would come as a blow to QPR manager Mark Warburton, who was keen to keep him for next season.

Speaking to West London Sport last month, Warburton said: “The stats tell you Tom was doing very, very well for us.

“Tom is a very talented player, good character – well liked by the playing squad – and he’s shown his quality in his performances for QPR.”