So the deal might have taken a bit of a bit of a turn, but that doesn’t mean that it’s over and done with.
And that’s why it’s so intriguing when it comes to the future of 21-year-old Eberechi Eze. According to reports over the weekend, Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Tottenham Hotspur could put a dent in the North London side’s attempts to bring in young Eze during the January transfer window, as the report states that “new manager Jose Mourinho has made a point of telling his current squad he is not immediately planning to make any new signings after taking charge.”
Now whilst he might not be on the radar for Tottenham Hotspur for the time being, his displays so far this season mean it won’t be long before other clubs come calling. Indeed, the earlier report claimed that Chelsea, Leicester and West Ham United are also looking at bringing him in.
The question is though, if a £20m bid were to come in, as was rumoured with Spurs, should the club take it?
I personally believe that a fee like that would give QPR a great chance to really build a squad that could challenge at the top of the table. Plus if you combine that money with a new manager, as I’ve been hinting that QPR should be considering at some stage, then you can really start to take QPR to another level if you manage to do it right.
As things stand, QPR aren’t going to mount a serious challenge at the top of the table, so to borrow a phrase from American sports, we essentially need to go into ‘rebuild’ mode. Similar to how teams have been ‘tanking’, QPR can start getting the funds together and then pass them on to the next manager. And it can all start by selling off one of the highest assets they have, which might sound controversial, but it’s better than sitting around and waiting for the manager to get better.
Should the club accept a £20m bid for Eze if it came in?
Just think of it as the opposite of ‘you have to spend money to make money’.