QPR Midfielder eyes Premier stay

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Esteban GraneroEsteban Granero has admitted he is seeking an exit from QPR following relegation but is keen on staying in the Premier League.

The 25-year-old was a big-name summer arrival from Real Madrid but he has failed to hit the heights expected of him in England and could do nothing as Harry Redknapp’s side slipped miserably down into the Championship last month.

Granero, who has been linked with a move back to Spain recently, with Real Betis among a clutch of clubs thought to be interested, says he does not want to play in the second tier and appears to be inviting offers from around the Premier League.

“Now I do not plan to play in the second tier because I think it is not the place for me,” he 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.”

Granero could interest the likes of Fulham or West Ham if he intends to stay in London but he insists he only wants to play and is not motivated by the lure of a lucrative contract elsewhere.

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

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