Gallen slams QPR buying spree

QPR legend Kevin Gallen fears for his old club should they go down. He believes they bought too many high wage earners too soon.

QPR legend Kevin Gallen fears for his old club should they go down.

He believes they bought too many high wage earners too soon.

Gallen, who is at Millwall after being sacked by QPR as youth-team coach last August, told QPR podcast Open All R’s: “[Last summer] we signed Ji-Sung Park, Julio Cesar, Jose Bosingwa, Ryan Nelsen, and Andy Johnson and they’d already signed Bobby Zamora (in January 2012).

“These players have had good careers but they’re not going to [increase in value]. As for some of the younger ones, Junior Hoilett maybe but he has not had the greatest season, then there is Esteban Granero who cost £8.5million — what would we get for him now? The policy was if an agent said we could get a player, we’d sign him. I look at Aston Villa, they might go down but they signed young players like Christian Benteke, a couple of young lads from Crewe, good players. They have a good chance of going down but it won’t cripple them. I hope it’s not going to cripple QPR.

“People ask about what players will stay if QPR go down. Remy looks like he will score every game but will he stay? And with the other players, who is going to take Bosingwa for £65,000-a-week? Those getting paid bundles aren’t going to leave, QPR will end up having to subsidise the wages.”

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