Reported West Brom target Steven Caulker says he can't promise he'll stay at QPR next season

Steven Caulker

The defender expected to stay at QPR after the summer, but left a little uncertainty on his future.

Former Cardiff and Tottenham defender Steven Caulker has touched on his footballing future following QPR's relegation to the Championship in May, telling Sky Sports that he is likely to be at Loftus Road next season.

However, in a message that will surely encourage any potential suitors, with West Brom said to have been tracking the 23-year-old recently according to the Birmingham Mail, Caulker said he couldn't guarantee he wouldn't make a transfer this summer, despite his positivity about the project at his current club.

"For me at the moment, I am staying at QPR," Caulker is quoted as saying to Sky Sports while at Wimbledon.

"There is a much more positive vibe this year, everyone is feeling confident ahead of the season and we are looking to do good things.

"I can't assure the fans (I will be there next season) because things happen and change day to day in football. But as things stand I will be at QPR."

The England cap was happy to praise the R's manager Chris Ramsey, who Caulker had worked at for many years at Tottenham, 

"I really like the manager," he added. "I have worked with him since I was a kid and I only have positive words about him.

"There are a lot of new players and a lot of changes, so we can't expect everyone to gel straight away.

"Hopefully if the manager is given time, we can kick on to better things."

The curse of Caulker

One thing that those interested in Caulker may have to consider is that for two consecutive years he has been involved at clubs that have been relegated from the Premier League.

Firstly, the defender went down with Cardiff as captain of the club after leaving Tottenham permanently in 2013, and then he moved back to London with QPR last season, which also ended in disappointment.

Perhaps it is better for Caulker to put his roots down and help the Hoops back to the Premier League rather than switch to another side that could be threatened by relegation - otherwise a record of three drops in a row with different clubs may end up defining his career.

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