Granero targeting QPR exit

The former Real Madrid midfielder has changed his mind after previously stating he would remain at Loftus Road regardless of relegation and now eyes a summer move away
QPR midfielder Esteban Granero has revealed he wants to leave the club this summer following their relegation from the Premier League.

The midfielder joined QPR last summer from Real Madrid and claimed in April that he was keen to stay with Harry Redknapp's side - even if they were demoted to the Championship.

However the 25-year-old, who has made 23 Premier League appearances this season, insists he would rather seek a move away from Loftus Road and says a switch to a Premier League club would be desirable.

“Now I do not plan to play in the second tier because I think it is not the place for me," Granero told Spanish newspaper AS.

“I mean that in the most humble way but it’s how I feel. We will see what happens.

“The Premier League experience has been very good and I would love to play here more.”

The  Spaniard, who was linked with Fiorentina and Real Betis in January, foresees a chaotic summer for QPR but insists he will not be motivated by money, despite claims levied at the club’s top earners in recent months.

He continued: “It will be a summer with little stability. We will see what is best for all.

“For me, the most important thing is football. I’ve never given priority to economic issues or other things.”