QPR risk financial meltdown over player contracts

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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