QPR co-owner Formula1 team owner and all round lucky model-shagging get Flavio Briatore has insisted that the Loftus road club will not be going down the Chelsea route – splashing cash and winning titles – but will snake their way towards the Premier League their own way – with prudent spending and mediocre players. The Italian also pointed out that, no, QPR will not be buying Figo.
Coach Luigi De Canio will be given £10 million to splurge on players in the summer, and according to Briatore, if all goes according to plan QPR will have moved grounds and be playing Champions League football in five years time…We can see it now; QPR playing Barcelona off the park in a glorious European victory, a far cry from Danny Shittu!
Italian Briatore was curiously sensible during his press conference, declaring:
“We don’t want fantasy players, we need players who will work hard and players who share the same motivations as the shareholders of the club.
“It is completely wrong to compare QPR with Chelsea; Chelsea are Chelsea and QPR are QPR. We will not be throwing our money away.”
We give them until the end of next season before Briatore and his mates succumb to the lure of dipping into their vast oceans of cash and buying some bloody good mercenaries – Abramovich style.