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Harry Redknapp confirms Julio Cesar likely first of imminent QPR exodus

May 7, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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As Queens Park Rangers look ahead to next season in the Championship, they will inevitably have to deal with many players leaving the club who feel their quality is above the English second division.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp said he’s chosen Robert Green in goal recently because he wants to prepare for next season, which probably won’t include Julio Cesar.

“He’s [Cesar's] had a little bit of a back injury,” Redknapp said. “But it is a difficult one because I don’t see him playing here next season, so I want to play Rob Green.”

Cesar signed for Rangers last August from Serie A giants Internazionale, where he made 300 appearances and won the treble in 2010 of both domestic cups and the title.

Redknapp conceded the upcoming World Cup certainly has something to do with Cesar’s probably exit, “Julio is in the Brazil team. He is not a player for the Championship. He has got a World Cup coming up. He needs to be playing in the Premier League or a big league abroad.”

Many also speculate the same fate will befall French international Loïc Rémy, but no comments have been made about the striker yet.

  1. Mike Prindiville - May 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    I don’t see Cesar in the Premier League next year. I thought he had a really poor season and is a shadow of his former self.

    If he wants to get noticed for the World Cup there’s only one league he should head to – Futebol Brasileiro.

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