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QPR coach names price for wanted stars



Queens Park Rangers first-team coach Neil Banfield has said that the club would struggle to turn down bids of more than £20m this summer.

A number of young players have made an impact at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this season, with Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel both being linked with moves away from the club.

Mark Warburton has done a good job in integrating some of the club’s talented youngsters and leading the R’s to 13th in the Championship table, but given their financial situation selling their assets is a reality.

The club spent just £50,000 in transfer fees last summer and despite the West Londoners being on the road to recovery, Banfield said they need to be realistic.

He told West London Sport: “If the offers come in of £20m and £20m-plus, I don’t think there would be many clubs that could turn that down.”

“We’d love to get promoted and play with Ebs, Ilias and Brighty, but I think you’ve got to be realistic.

“If a club comes in now with loads of money then those lads have got to go. It’s just a fact of life.”

Banfield added that the R’s will look to reinvest the money in the squad.

“The way it is at the moment, the club will be a selling club,” he said.

“But if you’re producing good players then it’ll generate money for the club and you can fill it back in and it’s a good way to be.

“Developing good players is one of the strongest things a club can have. If you have good development and pathways into the first team then it holds a club in good stead.”

The verdict

QPR have been on the road to recovery in recent years following a fine for contravening Financial Fair Play regulations.

Therefore, losing Eze and Osayi-Samuel may be a necessary step and while it will be disappointing for fans, it can help secure the club’s future.

The R’s also have some other exciting talents yet to break through who could make the step up next season.

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