qpr, QPR’s five record sales from 2010 to 2020 – where are they now?

QPR’s five record sales from 2010 to 2020 – where are they now?

QPR spent three seasons in the Premier League during the previous decade, so their outgoings have seen some real variety.

QPR spent three seasons in the Premier League during the previous decade, so their outgoings have seen some real variety.

QPR have been in the Championship since 2015 and will embark on their 10th consecutive season in the second tier next term having steered clear of relegation under Marti Cifuentes this campaign.

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The Rs were rooted in the bottom three for the majority of the season, but found a good vein of form when it mattered most to avoid the drop. Before looking ahead to the 2024/25 campaign, however, it is time to reminisce…

Here, we take a look at the five biggest QPR sales from 2010 to 2020 and where the players are now…

Luke Freeman 

First on our list is midfielder Freeman, who swapped Loftus Road for Bramall Lane in 2019 to join Sheffield United for £5m.

After two years with the Hoops, in which he racked up well over 100 appearances, the Englishman signed for the newly promoted Blades in hopes of his first crack at top-flight football. He made 24 appearances in all competitions during his time there with loan spells to Nottingham Forest and Millwall before departing.

He spent the 2022/23 campaign with Luton Town, forming part of the Hatters’ promotion winning squad before his release at the end of the season. Then, after taking an extended break, Freeman joined National League side Barnet in January of this year.

In 12 appearances, the 32-year-old scored one goal and provided one assist but was unable to help the Bees secure promotion to the Football League despite a 2nd place finish. As per Barnet’s retained list, talks are currently ongoing as to whether he will remain with the club next season.

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Matt Phillips

A fine winger on his day, Phillips spent three years with QPR before West Brom paid £5.5m for his services in 2016.

He scored 14 goals and registered 15 assists for the West Londoners before returning to the Premier League with the Baggies. Two seasons later, however, he was back in the Championship following West Brom’s relegation.

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The Scotland international won promotion again with the West Midlands outfit in 2020, though came straight back down the following season. In total, he has made 255 appearances for the Baggies with 90 of those coming in the Premier League.

Phillips’ contract at The Hawthorns runs out this summer having featured 26 times this campaign, scoring three and assisting three, so the 33-year-old may be on the move in the near future.

Loic Remy

Throwing it back to 2014 for the third player on our list, Remy left QPR to sign for Chelsea in a £10.5m deal in order to play Champions League football.

The France international initially signed in the 2012/13 January transfer window, but spent the next season on loan at Newcastle United after QPR were relegated. Despite the club’s instant return to the top flight, the striker parted ways for Stamford Bridge.

In three years with Chelsea, Remy made 47 appearances in which he scored 12 and assisted three. He lifted the Premier League trophy and the League Cup in his debut campaign before spending his final season at Crystal Palace.

He moved to Las Palmas in 2017, where he also spent time out on loan with Getafe, before permanent spells with Lille, Caykur Rizespor, Adana Demirspor and Brest – the latter of which he failed to make an appearance for before retiring in 2023.

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Christopher Samba

Having spent only half a season with QPR, Samba is fourth on our list following his £12m move to Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013.

In peculiar circumstances, the Hoops had only just signed the centre-back from Anzhi for a club-record £12.5m in the January transfer window before his former club swooped back in to sign him the following summer. He had made just 10 appearances.

The Russian outfit, who are now extinct, were in financial turmoil and had to transfer list their entire squad soon after his return, so he was on the move again after just five outings when Dynamo Moscow came calling.

Samba joined Panathinaikos two years later in 2016, then spent the 2017/18 season in the Championship with Aston Villa before retiring. The former Congo international is now 40 years old and his last known involvement in the sport was as a Blackburn Rovers academy coach in 2021.

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Eberechi Eze

Top of our list, and the most recent departure, Eze left QPR in 2020 to join top flight side Crystal Palace for £16m up front with an extra £4m in potential add-ons.

His time with the Eagles has flown by so far having now been at Selhurst Park for four years, and those four years have been extremely successful ones for himself individually.

Now worth over £41m according to Transfermarkt, the midfielder has featured 31 times this campaign and returned 11 goals alongside six assists. In total, however, he has made 124 appearances for Palace with a return of 26 goals and 17 assists.

During that spell, Eze has made his international bow and been capped twice by England. The 25-year-old has also picked up multiple club-specific personal accolades such as Player of the Month and Goal of the Month as he continues to shine in the top flight.

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