How QPR should spend their bonus £9m Sterling bounty

It’s not just Liverpool that are making a pretty penny out of the Raheem Sterling saga coming to a long awaited end.

QPR stand to make around £9m from the England man’s much talked about move from Liverpool to Manchester City, thanks to the sell-on clause the Londoners insisted upon when the Reds nicked their young prodigy back in 2012.

With the 20-year-old edging ever closer to a £49m move to the Etihad, the Hoops are all of a sudden staring at quite a transfer bounty.

But how should the 16/1 Championship title outsiders spend it? Here are three options:

Rudy Gestede

Gestede-13-7-15A host of lower tier Premier League clubs are hovering around the beanpole Blackburn striker, who netted 20 times for the Championship club last term.

£5m is the fee being bandied about in the numerous rumours linking the Benin striker with a top-flight switch, although the likes of Norwich and Watford wouldn’t be able to match QPR with the amount of wages they could offer.

Vlad Chiriches

Vlad-Chiriches-13-7-15The Romanian needs to rekindle his career after going missing from the Spurs teamsheet during the backend of last season.

With the Lilywhites landing Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer in Chiriches’ position this summer, a move away from White Hart Lane looks certain.

Loftus Road would be the perfect landing spot, where a space as Steven Caulker’s regular defensive partner is definitely up for grabs following Richard Dunne and Rio Ferdinand’s departure.

Jesse Lingard

Jesse-Lingard-13-7-15The England U21 international has been loaned out every season for the past three campaigns at Manchester United and could well be tempted to make a permanent switch to gain some stability this summer.

All four of the clubs the 22-year-old played for in that time were in the Championship and, although each came with a varying degree of success, the youngster would definitely bolster the Hoops’ attacking-midfield ranks now that Adel Taarabt has left.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.