Monday, 10th June, 2013
Queens Park Rangers playmaker Esteban Granero could well take his leave from Loftus Road soon, with an eye on making Russia his new hunting ground.
Granero struggled for playing time at Real Madrid during the 2011/12 season, forcing him to swap La Liga for the English Premier League by making a move to QPR for a reported fee of £9m during the summer of 2012.
The Spaniard, however, failed to meet the expectations brought about by his large transfer and wage, with the 25-year-old managing to score only one goal and provide one assist in his 27 appearances for the London-based club.
With the Rs now relegated to the Championship, Granero looks set to exit the club, according to his agent Teo Lezaro, who told Russian daily Izvestia, "The Londoners will have to part with a number of highly-paid players in connection to their relegation from the Premier League. Among those listed is my client."
Lezaro, however, refused to elaborate on his client’s future plans, but did give a hint about the interest from Russian clubs, amid talk that Rubin Kazan as well as Anzhi Makhachkala are interested in signing the former Real Madrid man.
"We will have to find a new club, despite the current agreement [with QPR]. As for the interest of Russian clubs, I can only say one thing – it is there", the agent concluded.
Granero has a contract with QPR until 2016.
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