Jamie Redknapp has heaped praise on QPR playmaker Eberechi Eze in his Daily Mail column after the young Englishman scored in his side’s 3-1 win over Preston on Saturday – amid reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
Eze, 21, starred on Saturday at Deepdale and despite Mark Warburton’s side going down to 10 men with the score at 1-1, Eze took the game by the scruff of the neck to help QPR earn a crucial three points.
The England Under-21 playmaker created QPR’s first goal, before scoring a beautiful third. Receiving the ball on the left flank, he cut inside and effortlessly curled in a third for the London-based side.
The Sun have claimed that Tottenham are rivalling Sheffield United and Southampton for £12million-rated Eze, who has now had a hand in 20 goals during his 37 Championship outings this season. Redknapp has predicted a big future for Eze.
“Watch out for Eberechi Eze, QPR’s 21-year-old attacking midfielder. The Championship club have done a tremendous job of nurturing him, and I suspect we’ll see him in the Premier League sooner rather than later,” Redknapp said.
“From what I hear, he has plenty of admirers already. Rightly so, too, because Eze clearly has that star quality.”
TBR’s view – Would Eze be a good signing for Tottenham?
Last summer, Spurs signed Jack Clarke from Leeds United after the teenager had managed just 25 appearances for the Whites. He has since joined QPR on loan, and is being kept out of the side by the form of Eze, among others.
Indeed, Eze is a much better player than the Tottenham star, and his stats in the Championship – for a side in the bottom half of the Championship – are more than impressive. Add to that, he is just 21 years of age.
Spurs have a strong connection with QPR, with Clarke and Luke Amos on loan at the club. Spurs need to bring Eze to north London.