Granero to depart Loftus Road after just one season.
Recently relegated QPR are set to lose former Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero this summer, despite the Spaniard signing a four-year contract just 12 months ago.
Granero was a £7m transfer from Los Blancos in the summer of 2012, but a disastrous year for the the Hoops will see them having to offload most of their biggest earners – the 25-year-old being one.
Under first Mark Hughes and then Harry Redknapp, the midfielder was part of a squad that failed to live up to the expectations of them as QPR were relegated from the Premeir League in bottom place and with just 25 points.
Granero played 24 times in Rovers’ torrid season and will now be sold from Loftus Road just a year after arriving in west London.
“QPR will have to part ways with a number of highly paid players following their relegation from the Premier League,” the former Spain under-21 international’s agent Teo Lazaro was quoted on Sky Sports.
“Among those players listed is the name of my client. Basically, we have to find a new club.”
During three years at the Santiago Bernabeu the defensive midfielder played 98 times for Madrid, although fell out-of-favour with then manager Jose Mourinho during his time there.
Granero was one of several big money transfers made by QPR last season, as they aimed to kick on during their second campaign back in the top flight.
The Hoops spent £44.3m in 2012/13 but following relegation with have to sell several of their biggest earners in quite possibly cut-price deals.