Continued top form from former Super Eagles invitee, Ebere Eze at Queens Park Rangers has sent two London clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in a spiralling war over his transfer.
Though QPR insist the attacker is not for sale, reports reaching footballlive.ng indicate that The Blues and Spurs are already at each other’s throat in desperate bids to snatch the youngster.
The report out of Queensland reveals further that Eze, who was released by Millwall two years ago, is being rated as the next bright transfer prospect at QPR, which once had fellow-Nigerian-born defender, Nedum Onuoha on their cards.
Former Eagles defender, Taye Ismaila Taiwo (The Tornado) is also a former player of QPR, but the relegated club will have to do a lot more to hold him, as scouts from Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Crystal Palace are believed to have watched him.
Another rush of accolades poured in for Eze, after he starred for The Rs in their win over his former club, Millwall on Wednesday night, but his coach, Steve McClaren says the lad has only just started learning the ropes of senior football.
The 20-year-old Eze hit home his third goal for Rangers, second on the bounce, after he got unto a cross to turn home with his left foot after 32 minutes at Loftus Road.
Three days earlier, Eze had also been on the score sheet for McClaren’s side in a 2-1 win against Bolton Wanderers.
He could have won his side a penalty after he appeared to have been tripped in the box in the 84th minute but was booked instead for simulation.
The bursting winger has now scored against Sheffield United, Bolton and Milwall in nine lower division league games this season, but McClaren insists the skilful youngster is not yet a finished product.
McClaren declared: “He has a long way to go, but he is definitely a talent. We need to add discipline and work-rate to his game. He is showing that and he is getting the reward with his performances.”