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Villa set to lose out on midfielder Chery

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Villa target Tjarron Chery is set for a move to recently relegated QPR.

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Following the signing of promising left back Jordan Amavi, it appears a different target will slip through Tim Sherwood's fingers. Tjarron Chery, the versatile creative midfielder from Dutch side Groningen, is on the verge of joining QPR. QPR's bid is a reported £2.25 million, a figure similar to what Villa's initial bid was. The Dutchman seems very key on joining the London club, having been assured of the club's quality by fellow countryman and midfielder Leroy Fer. At 27 years of age and in the prime of his career, it is somewhat surprising that he would shy away from the prospect of the Premier League, and instead make the move to England only to join a Championship side.

QPR are utilizing the money they received from the sale of Raheem Sterling, a figure reported to be almost £10 million. With other hot commodities Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips also at their disposal, it appears that QPR will be in a quite favorable financial position this summer and heading into next, regardless of the Financial Fair Play penalties that they are facing. Chery will be the Ranger's 6th signing of the summer as they prepare to make their case for an immediate Premier League return.

Villa, on the other hand, have rediscovered Spaniard Carles Gil this summer, and it appears that he will do a fine job in manning the creative number 10 role which Chery would have been brought in to fill.

Are you disappointed to see Chery move to QPR, or do you think that Carles Gil will be a sufficient number 10? Let us know!