Santos: I'd prefer QPR

GEORGES Santos today indicated that Queens Park Rangers would interest him more than Burnley as he considers approaches from both Coca-Cola Championship clubs.

GEORGES Santos today indicated that Queens Park Rangers would interest him more than Burnley as he considers approaches from both Coca-Cola Championship clubs.

QPR manager Ian Holloway showed renewed interest in the utility player after news broke in The Evening Star on Friday that Ipswich Town had agreed a free transfer move for Santos to Burnley.

Holloway was in Scotland on a pre-season tour with the newly-promoted club having made preliminary inquiries about Santos last season.

Town manager Joe Royle confirmed that Santos' agent is in touch with both clubs. "Georges is a lovely lad but he will have limited opportunities with us," said Royle.

"We now have Jason De Vos and Drissa Diallo and Richard Naylor will also feature at the back. We are looking for academy boy Aidan Collins to make a big push for a first team place."

Santos' agent is talking to both QPR and Burnley, while Stoke City have also shown recent interest in the Frenchman who was chased by Watford for a while last season.

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Santos said: "Queens Park Rangers is nearer to Ipswich and perhaps that would work out best. I am leaving it up to my agent, and have no wish to leave Ipswich as I enjoy it very much."

Santos, who came in 12 months ago from Grimsby when Thomas Gaardsoe moved out to West Brom, has one more season to run on his Ipswich

contract.

It would take a two-year deal at least for the 33-year-old to agree to move from Portman Road.

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