QPR midfielder willing to take a pay-cut to ensure move away from club

QPR's Esteban Granero is hoping to secure a move back to Spain with Real Sociedad again, and will take a pay-cut to ensure the switch goes ahead.

The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Real Sociedad, but was limited to just four appearances after he suffered a serious knee injury and is hoping to return to the La Liga outfit ahead of the new campaign.

Granero has only made 25 appearances for Queens Park Rangers since making the £9 million move from Real Madrid in 2012, and was expected to be a part of Harry Redknapp's squad following their promotion to the Premier League, but appears likely to leave for Sociedad once more.

Spanish reports claim that the midfielder is "very close" to making a return to Spain, but he is expected to complete another loan switch rather than a permanent move away from The R's.

The player has reportedly expressed a desire to take a pay-cut in order to comply with Real Sociedad's wage structure and QPR will sanction another loan move if the player does not wish to be a part of the squad.

Alejandro Faurlin has committed himself to The R's ahead of their Premier League return, with Jermaine Jenas, Joey Barton, Karl Henry, and Gary O'Neil also vying for a starting berth in The Hoops midfield.

Granero would offer the side something different were he to remain with the side, and his ability to find passes in behind opposing defences would give opponents something else to worry about.

However, it now appears unlikely that the Spaniard will be playing his football in England this season with a return to Real Sociedad looking set to be confirmed in the coming days.

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