Ian Holloway has suggested that Karl Henry might choose retirement rather than continue his playing career away from QPR.
The Rangers manager has told Henry, 34, that he would not have offered him the one-year contract the midfielder signed last summer and will not offer him another deal at the end of the season.
Henry is therefore available for a move ahead of next week’s transfer deadline, but Holloway has indicated that the former Stoke and Wolves man may have other ideas.
Holloway told West London Sport: “Karl’s having a think about the rest of his life. Does he need to do this now? He’s had a very, very good career.
“I don’t know what he wants yet. Does he want another year? If I was as fit as him and as good as him I would definitely want to keep playing, but does he? I don’t know.
“He’s a fantastic man and if he stays here I will involve him as I have been involving him.
“I haven’t had to do anything horrible and throw him with the kids or anything like that, because he’s a fantastic pro.
“If there’s anyone out there who wants a fantastic pro who can play in midfield for this year and next year, it’s definitely Karl, so do it.
“He would get a massive thumbs-up from me to anybody who wants a senior pro to help their group.”