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Eberechi Eze has been on fire this season in the Championship for QPR and has been

one of the standout performers of the league, racking up 12 goals and 8 assists in
thirty nine games. His exceptional form has led him to be on the radar of a number
of top-flight clubs.

But Eze did not have a very smooth youth career, with a series of clubs rejecting
and releasing him even before he had turned 18.
In an interview with the Independent in January, revealed how he had been after
being released by Arsenal, �It started at Arsenal,I was 13 [when I was released].
That was the worst one. I remember crying in my room for a solid week, my mum
telling me that it�s going to be OK but not being able to get over it. Then I went
to Fulham and I was finally starting to enjoy my football again. We played Arsenal
a few months later but, when I went over to shake the academy manager�s hand, I
started welling up. All the feelings came back.�

It did take some time for Eze to find the perfect club for his development after
stints at Fulham and Millwall before finally settling at QPR in 2016. He had
seriously considered quitting football in 2016 after Millwall, to work at a local
supermarket and join college but he impressed then QPR boss Chris Ramsey in a trial
at the club and has not looked back since.

Eze made his international debut for the England U-20s in 2018 and later for the U-
21s the next year. But the youngster is also eligible to play for Nigeria, and the
Super Eagles have publicily displayed their interest with Nigeria Football
Federation president Amaju Pinnick stating his desire to see Eze as a part of
Nigeria's next World Cup campaign in 2022.
"We need to make a solid representation at Qatar 2022 and it starts with improving
your squad with quality players like Eze," said Pinnick.

Eze has shined under coach Mark Warburton this season at Rangers, playing at the
No. 10 role which gave him the freedom to create and unleash his raw talent and
footballing flair. He does have a very non-chalant aura on the pitch which almost
comes off as laziness but his exceptional work-rate and desire to play have made
him a very exciting attacker who has attracted plenty of attraction.

Eze has been closely linked to Tottenham with Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Sheffield
United also keeping tabs on him. Though he has entered the final year of his
contract, QPR will be looking for upto �20m for the player which may put off
Sheffield and Palace, but it appears Jose Mourinho is keen on the player and will
be high on his transfer wishlist.

QPR�s director of football Les Ferdinand back in February in an interview with


Football.London had said ,�It�s going to be very difficult. When you have a player
of his quality doing well in your team nobody wants to see him go. I had to fend
off a few offers in the January window and, I�m sure if he continues to play in the
manner he is playing and adds a few more goals to his game, I�m expecting us to get
offers during the summer.�
"I think if you look at his ability, I see him playing for one of the top six
sides."

Spurs will be looking to make a shrewd investment in the tricky creative playmaker,
who is surely ready to play at the highest level in the Premier League and add a
creative spark to their midfield which they have lacked since the transfer of
Eriksen in the winter.