Queens Park Rangers could face a tough task in trying to keep hold of prized attacker Ebere Eze, with the Daily Star (January 8, page 47) reporting that Premier League side Crystal Palace are interested in the attacker.
Eze has four goals and three assists this season for the London side who are currently ninth in the division and are just four points off an unlikely play-off place.
The report has said that Eagles manager Roy Hodgson wants to add to his faltering attacking in order to push further away from the relegation zone.
QPR have had some financial issues this year, and under a current embargo, meaning manager Steve McClaren will have to go without strengthening his side during the January transfer window.
It remains to be seen if the Hoops need to sell, but they may be forced to at least listen to offers.
With that said, we asked our writers here at FLW their thoughts on the Palace’s reported interest in Eze, and asked if it would be a good signing for the Premier League side.
Eze has been sensational for QPR this season, and a move to Palace is what he deserves.
He’s a real nightmare for opposing defences and has plenty of years to grow as a player.
A move to Palace would be ideal as he wouldn’t really have to relocate too much.
I think he’s better off staying at QPR.
Eze is a big fish in a little pond at QPR, and he should continue to stay with the Hoops for the remainder of the season to further his development.
He needs regular game time, and he won’t be getting that with Crystal Palace who already have a number of similar players in their ranks.
Ebere Eze flatters to deceive at times and the longer the season has gone on, the less effective he has been with other players being more influential.
He is only 20-years-old and still has bundles of potential, and a move to the Premier League will come – but it shouldn’t be forced.
If he carries on improving at QPR a better move may come along, I think it would be a good signing for Palace, but it would be better for the player to stay where he is and improve week in and week out in a competitive environment.