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Waste Of Space Campbell Heading To East London?

QPR are a club in danger of reaching saturation point when it comes to strikers of a certain age. The arrivals of Cisse and Zamora and talks with Andy Johnson have understandably left DJ Campbell questioning his future at Loftus Road, and according to The Sun that future is likely to be elsewhere in the capital.

At first glance it seems staggering to consider letting a player leave less than a year after signing and further proof of QPR owner Tony Fernandes bringing the Hire and Fire culture of big business boardrooms to the world of football, where it is most definitely not wanted.

However DJ Campbell managing only one goal in 11 appearances for The R’s sounds as convincing a reason as any to move a player on after such a short space of time.

Although Campbell did impress during his spell in the Premiership with Blackpool managing 13 goals in 31 appearances in a side that for all their flowing football was finding life in England’s top division difficult.

It is perhaps this previous good form that has convinced Premiership new boys West Ham and Reading to be considering a bid of around £7oo,ooo, a value suggested by The Sun, which would represent a loss of around half a million pounds on the price QPR paid just under 12 months ago.

At 30 years old Campbell is unlikely to be offered too many more opportunities to ply his trade in the Premiership if he misses chances with regularity he has during his brief spell with QPR, meaning his nearly to take his chance wherever they may come next season.

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