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SBD/April 17, 2013/Franchises
QPR Secures Bank Loan, Will Look To Restructure Player Contracts To Reduce Debt
Published April 17, 2013
INCENTIVE PLAY: The TIMES' Jacob notes QPR execs plans to "introduce incentivised contracts for new players in the summer to overhaul their finances." The club will offer "relatively low basic salaries boosted by extra payments for appearances, possibly linked to" where QPR finishes in the league. The team believes that the contracts will be "easier to introduce" outside the EPL -- "accepting that they will be relegated this season -- and hope that it would avoid a situation where they are paying players fixed sums for not even sitting on the substitutes' bench." The difficulty will be to "persuade players to accept the contracts and to avoid a division with those squad members on existing deals" (LONDON TIMES, 4/17).