Queens Park Rangers right-back Jose Bosingwa has left the club by mutual consent and now looks close to completing a move to Turkish side Trabzonspor.
The Portuguese defender joined QPR last summer after being released by Chelsea and was one of Mark Hughes’ marquee signings. But his status and high wages were not reflected in his performances and Rangers were relegated, with many feeling players like Bosingwa couldn’t care less just as long as they picked up their pay packet at the end of each week.
His reportedly astronomical wages and the disharmony he brought to the squad were the main reasons new manager Harry Redknapp wanted to offload the full-back as quickly as possible this summer and he can now build a squad that he feels can guide the club back to the Premier League.
Bosingwa played 24 times for the club last season but agreed to leave the club as they try to trim the wage bill and he now looks set to join former Premier League players Florent Malouda (Chelsea) and Didier Zakora (Tottenham) at Trabzonspor, who finished 9th in the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig last season.