'Benni not a priority for QPR'

2011-01-25 10:07

Johannesburg - Queens Park Rangers coach Neil Warnock has declared that the club's priority is to sign Wayne Routledge, Ishmael Miller, Danny Shittu and Pasca Chimbonda, while former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy will be considered as a possible fifth signing.

QPR are struggling to fit McCarthy into their budget during the current transfer window and a deal now seems unlikely for the English Championship side according to the Chronicle.

33-year-old McCarthy played in a recent friendly between QPR and Tottenham Hotspur against another South African international Bongani Khumalo, which the lower division team lost 9-2.

Speaking to the London based website, Warnock said, "I’ve been allocated a certain budget by the board this week, and the priority is three, maybe four other players. Once they're sorted out we’ll look at Benni’s situation again, especially if we have players leaving in one form or another. He did all right and looked fit, so those fat boy stories are untrue."

Top South African agent Glyn Binkin watched the friendly and informed Soccer-Laduma that McCarthy looks much better than people give him credit for.

Soccer Laduma

  • Matsuka - 2011-01-25 11:05

    Who? Benni McDonalds?????

  • Mizer - 2011-01-25 11:11

    good for him

  • DeonL - 2011-01-25 11:38

    If he struggles again he can always rather switch to Rugby, we need a few more frontrowers.

  • ztoefy - 2011-01-25 12:11

    I think he should give up on europe seeing that his best days are over. Him and Fortune should rather come back and finish their career in south africa. I know it's dificult to go from top european clubs back to SA but at least he will be playing in the premier league.

      jp16379 - 2011-01-26 10:38

      Where is the premier in the league. It is more commercial jiksie. One see better soccer on the Cape Flats. From Republic of Cape Town, South Africa

  • JustinD - 2011-01-25 13:52

    Why do clubs still bother with this hasbeen

  • scooter moepeng - 2011-01-25 14:00

    I agree with you Deon, He better join Rugby team

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