QPR have slashed next season’s playing budget by a third - and told the last of the high earners it’s the club’s new way or the highway.
Director of football Les Ferdinand says conversations will be had with the midfielder back in form, as well as fans favourite Alejandro Faurlin.
But he and chief executive Lee Hoos are adamant the future is devoid of risky spending that saw Rs ninth on the Premier League list of wage earners 2012-13 .
Hoops already face censure under Financial Fair Play rules having spent more than Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid that relegation campaign.
The hope is the club will now run on a tight budget and prepare for the worst when the last of Premier League parachute payments run out in 2019.
Hoos explained: “There’s a substantial amount of work already done in preparation. This is the new world and maybe players are not ready to accept what we pay them.
“ We have to be a sustainable club. We can’t have owners writing a cheque at the end of each month. You can’t have a club being underwritten like Bolton all the time.
“We have to prepare for a worst case scenario when three years from now we run out of parachute payments. There’s a hell of a difference moving up a gear than moving down.”
The club is also bracing itself from a supporters backlash when they learn the inescapable truth QPR will develop raw talent and sell to help balance books.
He added: “We have to make these players the finished article. Fans don’t like it, but we have to see ourselves as a stepping stone for players.”