QPR’s start to the season has been nothing short of excellent, with Mark Warburton’s impact being felt throughout the club.
A 3-2 win away to Hull City on Saturday saw them climb into fifth place as their unlikely push for a play-off place continued with Reading next up on Tuesday night.
However, a more concerning story emerged on Tuesday afternoon when Football League World exclusively revealed that six-goal midfielder Ebere Eze had been attracting interest from Premier League Southampton.
A source close to the player reported that the Saints were considering making an offer in January for the 21-year-old’s sevices.
So, here are TWO reasons why QPR fans should be genuinely concerned…
Would Ebere Eze get into Southampton's starting XI?
The Saints are no strangers to splashing the cash on players from the EFL.
In the summer Che Adams made the move from Birmingham to St. Mary’s in a deal worth aproximately £15million so QPR fans will know that there is a good chance they will come in for Eze too.
Angus Gunn was also snapped up by them having impressed in the second tier and you would have to expect them to carry on this model.
In recent seasons, whilst the club are undoubtedly moving to a more sensible and sustainable model, they are perhaps still lacking in the transfer department.
Luke Freeman, Darnell Furlong and Massimo Luongo were all let go in the summer so QPR fans will be well aware that their club is willing to sell if the price is right.
Considering Freeman cost just around £5million in the summer, it is not unfeesible to see Southampton coming up with a fee that tempts Eze away as well.