Yesterday Queen’s Park Rangers completed the £6m signing of Jordon Mutch from Cardiff City, in my opinion, he’s certainly a player to look out for this season! Let’s take a look at the young Englishman then:
Age: 22 (02/12/1991)
Height: 6ft 2in (1.88m)
Previous Clubs: Cardiff City, Birmingham City, Watford (loan), Doncaster Rovers (loan), Hereford United (loan)
Cardiff City fans are most disappointed about the sale of Jordon Mutch following their relegation last season. QPR took Steven Caulker for £8m in July, Fraizer Campbell joined Crystal Palace and Gary Medel is on the verge of an Inter Milan switch but the overall opinion is that the biggest loss from the club is 22 year old Mutch. I completely agree with this as Mutch showed his bags of potential with 7 goals and 5 assists in 31 Premier League games. Those totals amount to an involvement in 37.5% of Cardiff’s 32 goals last season as he was often a shining light along with goalkeeper David Marshall in a poor team.
Mutch started his career at Birmingham City and spent spells out on loan at Watford, Doncaster and Hereford before breaking through into the Blues’ first team properly in 2011/12. He then joined Cardiff for £1m (and a hefty sell on clause, some believe up to 50%!) in June 2012. Mutch made 22 appearances in the Bluebird’s Championship winning season but look out of sorts at time struggling to feature on a regular basis. Come last year in the Premier League though Jordon found his feet and became a vital cog in the Cardiff City line-up.
Jordon Mutch is comfortable on the ball and is confident moving forwards as an attacking midfielder. Mutch can also play out on the left and has an ability to shoot from distance, he scored a screamer v Fulham to name just one. He is going to be an important fixture in Harry Redknapp’s QPR side and is definitely one of our players to look out for in the 2014/15 season; especially to see if he can make Roy Hodgson’s England squad.
He told the QPR website upon his arrival: “I’m really delighted to be here, back in the Premier League. I don’t see a better place for me than QPR at the moment. QPR is heading in the right direction and I’m really excited about the season ahead”.
(Photo from Jordon Mutch’s twitter: @JordonMutch)
By Gareth Thomas | August 6th, 2014