Date: 17th May 2016 at 9:51pm
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QPR loanee Leroy Fer is hoping to have earned a contract at Swansea City, but has the midfielder done enough to warrant a permanent deal?

Fer said after the final game of the season:

‘The clubs have to sort it out, but I’m very happy [at Swansea],’

‘Hopefully in the future I can sign a deal. I want to be more and more important for Swansea because the four months went well.

‘I just need to wait and hopefully I can stay in Swansea.’


We’ll have a look at how his stats stackup compared to some of the other midfielders in the squad.

It’s fair to say that Fer hasn’t ‘pulled up any trees’ during his loan spell at the Liberty Stadium, but he has shown signs here and there that he could some welcome attributes that have been missing in the midfield. He’s certainly got an eye for a good, forward attacking pass and he can shine when the team are doing well, but it’s when they’re under the cosh that he tends to go missing. You also get the feeling that he’s not interested in the physical, and defensive side to the game.

His height and heading ability also proved useful against Manchester City though, clearing a couple of corners – something that has been lacking in the team since Bony departed.



In the comparison stats above, courtesy of squawka.com, it’s surprising to see how many of them sees Ki come out on top – given the fact that he’s not had anywhere near his best season for the club. He’s the most accurate passer, averages the most key passes per game and loses the fewest tackles.

Jack Cork is the clear overall winner, and by far the best defensive midfielder at the club. This year, he’s proven that he plays an integral part in the team as a deep-lying defensive player. No one comes close to his defensive score, although Leroy Fer edges past him in the average tackles won per game. The other that Fer wins is Assists.

His stats aren’t anything to shout about, but stats only say so much. But can Fer develop under Francesco Guidolin? The Italian has a reputation of being able to improve players, and the player needs to improve if he’s to make it at Swansea. QPR and Norwich fans don’t exactly have good things to say about Fer, as they most criticise his lack of commitment, laziness and the fact that he only shows his true potential in small doses.

What do you think of Fer? Worth offering a contract? Or can/should the club look for better in the Summer transfer window? Let us know in the comments below…

 
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