Les Ferdinand has told Football London that he reckons that it will be “very difficult” to keep Queens Park Rangers star Eberechi Eze at Loftus Road, amid reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
England Under-21 international Eze has starred for QPR since breaking into the side over the past three years. He clocked up his 100th senior appearance for the Championship club on Saturday, helping his side hold on to a 0-0 draw against Forest.
The Sun have claimed that Tottenham, Southampton and Sheffield United are all interested in signing 21-year-old Eze, who is believed to be rated at a fee of £12million. Indeed, Spurs have long been linked with the attacking midfielder.
Ex-Tottenham striker Ferdinand, who is currently QPR’s director of football, claimed his side rejected offers in January for Eze – and stated that it will be difficult to keep the player at Loftus Road this summer. He also predicted Eze to win England caps.
“It’s going to be very difficult,” Ferdinand said. “When you have a player of his quality doing well in your team nobody wants to see him go. I had to fend off a few offers in the January window.
“I’m sure if he continues to play in the manner he is playing and adds a few more goals to his game, I’m expecting us to get offers in during the summer.”
TBR’s view – Is Eze good enough to compete for a spot at Tottenham?
In a QPR side that currently sit in 15th in the Championship table, Eze has still managed to have a hand in 17 goals during his 34 Championship appearances this season. He has been simply brilliant.
Indeed, he would suit Spurs’ style of play – able to create chances and score much like Dele Alli does. However, Eze boasts the knowledge that he is the best player in a QPR shirt at the moment, and he plays week in, week out.
At Tottenham, this would be a completely different story. Given that lack of regular game time, would he be a success at Spurs? It would certainly be a lot harder to shine, especially given he would be up against Premier League defences.