Julio Cesar has been backed to quit QPR, following claims from fellow compatriot Heurelho Gomes that Harry Redknapp “doesn’t like” Brazilian players.

Cesar is yet to make a single appearance this season for Redknapp’s Hoops. However the Brazil international did suffer a fractured finger in September, paving the way for Rob Green to make the number one jersey his.

Since then Cesar’s hopes of returning to the first team have been dashed, with Tottenham goalkeeper Gomes’ claims that Redknapp doesn’t like players from South America.

Gomes told The Independent: “Julio has to work with someone who is almost impossible to have his mind changed. I worked with him at Tottenham and I had my share of difficulties, too. “He doesn’t like South Americans much, Brazilians mainly.

"He doesn’t care if you’re in Selecao’s (Brazil’s) first XI or not. Julio will keep having problems if he continues at QPR. If he gets any chance to leave, he should do so, in order to get playing time.”

The former Inter Milan goalkeeper was linked with several clubs, including Arsenal during the summer. Never the less with his wages thought to be in the region of £90,000, many clubs were put off.

Despite not playing a single minute of football this season, Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has still selected the veteran for friendlies later this month.

Gomes, who is also searching for a new club, feels the stopper will need a new club in order to guarantee him of his starting sport for the World Cup.

Gomes added: “Coaches have goalkeepers as a high confidence spot and Scolari thinks Julio Cesar has what it takes to go to the World Cup.”

Gomes’ reaction comes after the player lost his starting role at Tottenham under then manager, Harry Redknapp.

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