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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Plymouth to Hold Contract Talks With Rumoured QPR Targets

Plymouth Herald/Chris Errington - ARGYLE TO OPEN TALKS WITH DUO

Plymouth Argyle are ready to enter into talks about new contracts for Hungarian internationals Peter Halmosi and Krisztian Timar.
Halmosi (pictured left) and Timar are two of the leading candidates for player-of-the-year honours this season.
But the pair are thought to be possible transfer targets for Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers.
QPR have already snapped up one talented Hungarian player from the Pilgrims this season.
Midfielder Akos Buzsaky completed a £500,000 transfer to QPR in January after spending two months on loan.
Buzsaky has been a huge hit at Loftus Road, scoring 10 goals in 27 games for Rangers.
Now Halmosi and Timar could be on the shopping list for the wealthy west London club, who are owned by Formula One tycoons Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore and are sure to be promotion contenders next term.
One national newspaper has speculated on a £2.5 million double swoop by QPR boss Luigi di Canio for the two players.
But Argyle will not want to lose Halmosi and Timar after the departure of some of their top players during the January transfer window, such as Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, David Norris and Buzsaky.
So they are set to hold talks with Sam Stapleton, the agent for Halmosi and Timar.
Stapleton told Herald Sport: "Plymouth have asked to discuss the possibility of new contracts for the pair of them.
"Peter and Krisztian are an integral part of the squad and, obviously, they (Argyle) want to keep them.
"We hoped that contract negotiations would have started in January but we will talk to each other and see if we can find an agreement.
"Both Peter and Krisztian's profiles as players have dramatically increased since Ian Holloway brought them to England and they both deserve to have new contracts that reflect this."
Halmosi has grabbed nine goals for Argyle this season, putting him second in Argyle's scoring chart behind Ebanks-Blake, now starring for play-off chasing Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The left-sided midfielder - who was linked with Wigan Athletic in January - has been a consistent attacking threat for the Pilgrims all season.
Halmosi, 28, signed a three-year contract with Argyle last May when he was bought for a then club record transfer fee of £400,000 from Hungarian club Debrecen.
He and Timar had spent the final four months of the 2006/07 season on loan to the Pilgrims.
Timar, also 28, agreed a two-year contract with Argyle last May after completing a £75,000 transfer from another Hungarian club, Ferencvaros.
He has become a firm fans' favourite at Home Park after some commanding defensive displays this term.
Timar was The Herald's Argyle player-of-the-month for March, with Halmosi taking the award in each of the previous two months. Herald

From Yesterday: "Plymouth's Halmosi and Timar to QPR?

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