QPR have reportedly rejected a bid from Crystal Palace for Eberechi Eze, with the R’s looking for much more than the apparent £12m the Eagles have put on the table for the midfielder.
That is, according to Sky Sports, who claim Palace are the first club to make a concrete move for the QPR star.
However, their bid of £12m, thought to be £8m up front and then a further £4m in add-ons, has been swiftly rejected by the R’s board. It is reported they see a fee in the region of £20m as a more reasonable selling point for their star man.
The England under-21 international had a sensational season last year, scoring 14 times and helping QPR to a mid-table finish. However, that form has caught the eye of onlooking PL clubs, with Palace, West Ham, and the Blades all said to be keen.
Chris Wilder was first linked with being interested in Eze before the January window this year. Back then, it was reported that a £12m deal was being eyed.
But it appears that will be off the table now, given QPR’s stance on the fee they want for Eze.
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The clamour from Wilder and most Blades fans this summer to see the squad improved is obvious. The United boss wants to see improvements to the squad in a number of areas, while a lot of fans are expecting money to be spent on talents like Eze.
However, £20m is a massive chunk of change. And given we spent that on Sander Berge in January, it’s hard to see the Blades parting ways with that money for just one player again.
Of course, Eze would be brilliant. United need creativity and goals from midfield and the QPR man brings all that to the table.
But with £12m already rejected and other PL clubs interested, it’s looking more and more like an uphill task for the Blades to land the Championship ace.