Crystal Palace are confident that their second bid to sign QPR attacker Eberechi Eze will be accepted, a report from Football Insider has claimed.
It was recently revealed by The Guardian that QPR have rejected an initial offer from Palace for Eze, said to be worth £12million plus add-ons, although it seems the Eagles will not be deterred in their attempts to bring the attacker to Selhurst Park.
It is thought that Palace are confident that their next offer will be accepted by QPR, who are running out of chances to cash in on Eze, with his contract at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium set to expire at the end of this season.
Seeing that bid accepted is something that will give Palace the advantage in what is still a transfer battle, with Premier League rivals West Ham also interested in signing Eze.
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This could be encouraging for QPR in some senses.
It seems inevitable that they lose Eze this summer given the level of interest there is in him, and the loss of his influence in attack will unquestionably be a blow.
However, the fact that Palace are lining up a second bid for the attacker suggests that QPR’s stance in rejecting their initial bid has been vindicated, since they now look set to receive a more significant fee – particularly if West Ham now enter a bidding war with the Eagles – than may have otherwise been the case.