Rob Green was originally signed by QPR during the Mark Hughes era, joining the club with a decent reputation from West Ham United.
He was quickly replaced by former Inter Milan shot stopper Julio Cesar and Green quickly found himself on the bench, which is where he has spent most of his time ever since.
Real Madrid could be about to prepare a mini-bid for the Brazilian according to various media sources which means Green may have a chance to save his career at the London based club.
Current Real Madrid number one Iker Casillas has suffered a broken hand which is a pretty bad injury for the only player in a side that is legally allowed to use his hands during a match.
If Real Madrid try to sign Cesar on a short term deal to the end of the season or even longer, it naturally means that Harry Redknapp would be forced into play Rob Green as QPR’s number one for the foreseeable future.
Is he good enough to help QPR in their fight against relegation? Yes he is. Green has ample experience having enjoyed long spells at West Ham United and Norwich City as well as numerous appearances for the England national team.
It could benefit QPR in the respect that Green will naturally raise his performances because he’s getting a chance he didn’t think he would have.
If Cesar doesn’t go to Real Madrid, which is the more likely option, then it could mean Green moves on at the end of the season.
That’s a choice he’ll make after May but there are several clubs that may queue up to sign him if he does become available.
He is prone to the odd mistake but then so are all goalkeepers. You only have to look at the stick David De Gea is getting at Manchester United to draw a comparison with someone currently in a better position than Green.
A lot of West Ham fans will say that Green’s current predicament is a product of his own making and to a certain extent they are right but there can be no doubt that Cesar’s departure from the side will be the best piece of news Green has had in a long time.
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