QPR risk financial meltdown over player contracts

QPR face financial meltdown if they're relegated this season.

QPR face financial meltdown if they're relegated this season.

The Sun says Hoops' big earners like £70,000-a-week Joey Barton and January signing Djibril Cisse, who gets £60,000 a week, will still be paid their contracts if they drop into the Championship.

Premier League players normally see their wages cut by between 33-50 per cent if they are relegated.

But Rangers were so desperate to sign players like Shaun Wright-Phillips and Anton Ferdinand last summer they did not include a relegation clause in contracts following their promotion in May.

Chief executive Phillip Beard said: "Ideally, we stay in the Premier League. If things don't work out, we'll fight tooth and nail to come back up."

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