Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Are QPR about to do a Leeds United?
The club already had a problem moving on players on absurdly inflated salaries thanks to Mark Hughes' spending splurge, so what did it do, it compounded the problem!
Who will want Wright-Phillips? Or Zamora, who faces an 8 month lay off if Redknapp is to be believed. Or Park? Or Granero? Or £50k per week for Butterfingers Green?
And who will pay £20.5m for Samba and Remy? Sure, Newcastle were prepared to stump up the transfer fee, but they baulked at the wage demands. They have since sourced a cheaper option and will not entertain Remy's wage demands in the summer any more than when desperate for a saviour in February. And who else wants him? There wasn't a queue of clubs was there? That's why he signed for QPR.
As for Samba, he is worth £6m tops in the present market and no English club will pay him £100k per week. Fernandes has been mugged by 'Arry and QPR face a nightmare when relegation is finally confirmed.
'Arry, of course, is propagating the myth that QPR will survive but the failure to beat Norwich was an arrow through the heart, and the thumping at Swansea a hammer blow to the head. The club is on its knees, neck above the chopping block, and the axe is sharpened and raised.
But the big question is what will follow. The gRRRs keep talking about Mittal but he has no sentimental ties to the club and, as a hard nosed businessman, will take a view when relegation strikes. It's better to take a smaller loss now rather than a bigger loss into the future.
And Fernandes? He has burnt his fingers badly. He seemed to believe that if he chucked enough money at a problem, he would solve it. Well, Leeds United found to their cost that if you overstretch yourself, nightmarish years follow; and Leeds, as their fans will confirm, are a far bigger club than QPR.
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:44