Granero 'must accept pay-cut to move'
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Esteban Granero will reportedly have to take a €1 million annual pay-cut if he wants to play Champions League football with Real Sociedad this season.
Reports in Spain suggest both QPR and La Real are keen to see a season-long loan move take place, with Sociedad looking for a replacement for €39 million Real Madrid signing Asier Illarramendi and Rangers boss Harry Redknapp reshaping his squad for life in the Championship.
However, Mundo Deportivo reports that Granero would have to give up about €1 million a year in wages for the move to happen.
Granero, 26, joined QPR for €8 million from Real Madrid in the summer of 2012, signing a four-year contract worth just under €3 million a year. He has also been linked with Real Betis, Swansea and Rubin Kazan during the current transfer window, but played 70 minutes in the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield at the weekend.
La Real face a tough task to qualify for the Champions League group stages, after being drawn against Lyon in their play-off match.