QPR sporting director Les Ferdinand has said that he expects the future of Tottenham-linked talent Eberechi Eze to be out of his hands if a tempting bid arrives.
Eze, who moved to QPR in 2016, broke into the first team last season with four goals and four assists in 42 Championship appearances, but he has come to life this term.
Twelve goals and eight assists have seen his stock rise enormously, with previous reports claiming that Tottenham are seriously interested and are in pole position for his signature.
Speaking to The Beautiful Game Podcast, however, Ferdinand revealed that while Crystal Palace are the only club he has so far fielded interest from, Eze could be on the way out if a tempting offer comes in.
“Crystal Palace made an enquiry but we never got to any fee or any negotiations in terms of what it was going to take,” the sporting director said. “They made an enquiry about him and that was it.
“I think [his future] is out of our hands. We may get an offer we can’t refuse.
“We are trying to build something here but at the same time we know along the way we are going to lose one or two assets.
“Losing those assets will enable us to replenish the squad which because of Financial Fair Play and the way things work in the Championship, for us as a football club that is the only way we can survive and move forward.”
Ferdinand also gave a glowing verdict on Eze‘s ability, saying: “When I see some of the things he does on a football and how comfortable he is on a football, I put him up there as one of the best I have seen.
“Whether he fulfils his potential to be one of the best I have worked with time will tell but in terms of his ability with the ball certainly he is one of the best I have seen.”
In other news, Tottenham striker Harry Kane would reportedly favour a move to Juventus over Manchester United.
England captain Kane has been linked with a move away from North London, if Spurs fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.