QPR begin mass clearout after Premier League relegation

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QPR have today announced that they are to release key players as a result of relegation from the Premier League and the huge financial loss that comes with it. 

Joey Barton and Rio Ferdinand are among the big names to leave the club this summer as the London side try and adapt to life in the Championship again.


Barton joined the side from Newcastle in 2011 and made just under 100 appearances for the club, whilst Rio Ferdinand joined QPR last summer after a successful career at Manchester United, and was hoped to carry that form to Loftus Road.

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Barton and Ferdinand aren't the only casualties of a difficult season as Bobby Zamora, Richard Dunne and Shaun Wright Phillips are also to be released as to soften the blow of the deficit that Queens Park Rangers have to deal with.

Now permanent coach Chris Ramsey had expected the turnover of players and will have to  put a new strategy in place in a bid to push QPR for promotion again next season and may have to curb the spending considering impending Football League legislation and possible transfer bans.

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The wage bill was a big concern for Ramsey however the loss of a large amount of loanees who failed to make an impact at Loftus Road will also deplete the resources at the manager's disposal.


Mauricio Isla, Eduardo Vargas and Mauro Zarate were all tipped to be big players for the London side however their spells have been cut short and all return to their parent clubs along with former Spurs and Portsmouth midfielder Niko Kranjcar.

Queens Park Rangers are looking for stability in the close season and the mass exodus of players could go either way. The loss of talent could bare to be too much for the side, or the stripping away of dead wood may pave the way for a new wave of young, fresh ability taking the side back into the Premier League next season. 

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