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Linfield and QPR side agree fee for Paul Smyth: reports

A fee has been agreed between Linfield and QPR for the transfer of Paul Smyth, according to reports.

The 19-year-old had been the subject of two bids from the English Championship sides, both of which had been turned down by the Belfast club. The first was thought to be around £90,000 while any accepted offer was expected to be closer to the £150,000 mark.

On Saturday morning, reports emerged that a fee has been agreed between Linfield and QPR, with official confirmation expected as soon as Monday.

Linfield chairman Roy McGivern had told Belfast Telegraph Digital that the club would be waiting for their valuation of the player to be met before any move would be sanctioned.

"We're all very keen for Paul to progress and I have no doubt that he will play at a higher level but it remains to be seen whether that is this year or next year. We don't want to stand in anybody's way but the club has to be recompensed," he said.

Smyth scored eight Danske Bank Premiership goals as Linfield won the title last season.

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