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QPR Set to Axe 26 Players After Championship Club Reveals £177m Debt: Nightly Soccer Report

loftus road QPR Set to Axe 26 Players After Championship Club Reveals £177m Debt: Nightly Soccer Report

Queens Park Rangers, a blight on English football after the financial mess the club has gotten itself into plus the way they’ve mismanaged the club, are in an even worse state now after the club revealed it is £177million in debt. As a result, the club may be forced to axe 26 players in order to cut the wage bill, which is currently more than the wage bill at Borussia Dortmund, the finalists of the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final.

QPR are banking on getting promoted back into the Premier League at the end of the season, so the club can tap into the lucrative TV money. But whether the club gets promoted or not this season, QPR faces the possibility of sanctions from the Football League due to the club losing more than £8million in one season (as part of the new Financial Fair Play policies). The sanctions may include a hefty fine of £40million or a transfer embargo.

Needless to say, Tony Fernandes and the other executives at QPR are focused on doing everything they can to get the club back into the Premier League, as well as to sort all of the players out at the end of the season who are on high wages. The obscene annual wage bill at the Loftus Road club is an enormous £78million. To put that into perspective, if QPR was still in the Premier League, the club would have the seventh highest wage bill in the league.

QPR are currently in fourth place in the Championship, nine points off an automatic promotion place.

Just two weeks ago, QPR signed Ravel Morrison on loan from West Ham United, to add to an already bloated squad of 31 footballers.

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3 Responses to QPR Set to Axe 26 Players After Championship Club Reveals £177m Debt: Nightly Soccer Report

  1. Cody (#2) says:

    Well one things for sure….Harry will be the first one in the lifeboat of that sinking ship.

  2. elliott says:

    Slick Harry strikes again!

  3. yespage says:

    Even if they do promote, it doesn’t seem like they’ll have the financial footing to stay up top.

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