Lambert dismissive on Judge leaving but everybody has a value

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Town boss Paul Lambert spoke on the possibility of Alan Judge moving to QPR this summer.

The Irish international was last week reportedly subject of a £250,000 bid which would have been instantly rebuffed by Town.

Speaking on any potential move, Lambert said: “There is no way he is going to leave this club for a value that in my opinion is nowhere near his true worth.

“If we let him go to QPR who do we get in? Everybody has a value, absolutely, but there’s got to be a bit of realism.

“The football club got Alan going again and made him play consecutive games. We gave him a great opportunity. He did well for us last season but we did well for him.

“It’s a two-way thing and there’s no chance he is going to just walk out the door.”

The Irishman, who signed a new contract with the Blues in April in the wake of relegation, has been linked with a move to Loftus Road throughout the summer.

However, it would be a huge surprise if Town did allow Judge to leave, having signed the midfielder to a new two-year deal in April, with Lambert set to build his promotion pushing team around the Irish international.

The QPR boss Mark Warburton, who managed Judge at Brentford, is viewing the Irish international as a replacement for Luke Freeman, who has moved to Premier League new boys Sheffield United.