According to The Sun’s Duncan Wright, QPR could be about to miss out on a potential £20 million windfall from Tottenham Hotspur regarding interest in their influential attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze.
The London-born 21-year-old has exploded onto the scene this season with QPR, a team blowing hot-and-cold and currently sitting in 16th place on 25 points. Whilst QPR may be earning inconsistent results with their football, that blame cannot be laid at the door of exciting youngster Eze who is playing above this inconsistency.
So far this campaign, the exciting midfielder has started all of QPR’s 19 games and featured in 97% of all on-field time. He’s also glowed in terms of his output with seven goals and four assists to his name. This return improves on the encouraging four goals and four assists from his 42 games for the Loftus Road outfit last season.
All packaged together, this promise and potential has brought fellow London side, and Champions League finalists, Spurs sniffing around alongside many others from English football’s top-tier competition. However, The Sun’s Duncan says that the sacking of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino could be the death knell for the North London side’s interest in Eze.
Spurs to go Eze on QPR star interest
Duncan says that Spurs were “at the head of the queue” for Eze after Pochettino instructed club scouts to gather “detailed assessments” of his game ahead of launching a bid. That has now been “scuppered” what with Pochettino’s sacking and new boss Jose Mourinho insists that he is “not immediately planning to make any new signings after taking charge.”
Mourinho has been told that funds are available for rebuilding come January, but the former Manchester United boss has taken a restrained approach to gauge what areas require rebuilding and shoring up. This would put the kybosh on any Spurs bid in January and would mean that QPR would retain Eze’s services until the end of the Championship season.
This lack of a £20 million windfall would, of course, impact on QPR’s restructuring plans as they look to readjust their side for the packed run-in to the second half of the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship campaign.