QPR football chief Les Ferdinand admits there’s disappointment losing Eberechi Eze, Megasportsarena.com reports.
Crystal Palace raided QPR for Eze and were rewarded with the youngster’s progress over the past 18 months.
Discussing the appointment of new manager Michael Beale, Ferdinand said: “Of course, the head coach also has an input into player recruitment, but everything else is down to me and the rest of the staff in order to alleviate some of the pressure – so that he can get on with coaching and picking the team.
“Of course, we’d all be happy if we had millions of pounds to spend. But this is the way we simply have to operate. Financial fair pay dictates what we’re able to do. For us, and the resource we have, being self-sufficient means we have to develop players.”
Ferdinand also said they would have loved to keep the Nigeria-born Eze but the club needs the money: “It’s about bringing the likes of Eze through the door. In an ideal world, we’d have loved to keep Ebere, but we couldn’t because selling him made the most financial sense for the football club.
“That’s where we are – that’s just where the football club is.
“The facts speak for themselves. If I left this football club tomorrow, I’d like to think that it’s in a better place than it was when I came through the door in terms of the culture we now have here, the structure in place and the way we develop players.”