Last season, Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes promised signings and promised to put together a strong team that could even fight for a European spot.

However, a year on and the side are getting ready to cut their losses and prepare for life in the Championship.

After drawing 0-0 with Reading at the weekend, QPR's fate was sealed: they were relegated from the Premier League with three games left to play.

Under Neil Warnock, Mark Hughes and now Harry Redknapp, QPR signed many players and put them on hefty wages, certainly for a newly-promoted club.

But giving them big money could backfire on the team as they try to balance their books for a year in the Championship.

The exact number of signings tally up to 25 and not one of them matched up to the tag they had before, and none of them deserved the cash they were earning week-in, week-out.

The team spirit at QPR was summed up after players were seen chuckling and smiling even though they had just been relegated, a response that made Joey Barton react on Twitter by calling them all maggots.

So how much were Queens Park Rangers really paying for their players. Find out below (with information provided by the Daily Mail).

Goalkeepers

Julio Cesar | Cost: Free | Wage: £75,000-per-week
Robert Green | Cost: Free | Wage: £50,000-per-week

Defenders

Armand Traore | Cost: £1.2m | Wage: £40,000-per-week
Luke Young | Cost: Undisclosed | Wage: £45,000-per-week
Anton Ferdinand | Cost: £2.5m | Wage: £45,000-per-week
Nedum Onuoha | Cost: £3m | Wage: £55,000-per-week
Stephane Mbia | Cost: £5m | Wage: 50,000-per-week
Chris Samba | Cost: £12m | Wage: £100,000-per-week
Ryan Nelsen | Cost: Free | Wage: £35,000-per-week

Midfielders

Joey Barton | Cost: Free | Wage: £70,000-per-week
Shaun Wright-Phillips | Cost: £2m | Wage: £60,000-per-week
Samba Diakite | Cost: £3.5m | Wage: £45,000-per-week
Park Ji-Sung | Cost: £2m | Wage: £70,000-per-week
Junior Hoilett | Cost: £4m | Wage: £50,000-per-week
Esteban Granero | Cost: £3.5m | Wage: £65,000-per-week
Jermaine Jenas | Cost: Undisclosed | Wage: £40,000-per-week

Forwards

Djibril Cisse | Cost: £4m | Wage: £60,000-per-week
Bobby Zamora | Cost: £6m | Wage:  £70,000-per-week
Andy Johnson | Cost: Free | Wage: £40,000-per-week
Loic Remy | Cost: £8m | Wage: £80,000-per-week

Loanees

Jason Puncheon
Federico Macheda
Taye Taiwo
Fabio
Andros Townsend

 

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://bit.ly/12nAsNY

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeFootball Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeFootball.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeFootball.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Topics:
#Football
#Queens Park Rangers