Julio Cesar will likely quit Queens Park Rangers this summer, but would like to stay in London.
The 33-year-old linked up with the Loftus Road club last August, when he ended his seven-year association with Internazionale to test his talent in England. And although he was part of a side which lost their Premier League status without much of a fight, he was perhaps the only player who came out of their campaign with his reputation intact.
Cesar remains under contract at QPR until the summer of 2016, but it seems certain he will not be around when the Championship season kicks off in August. Arsenal, who have again been experiencing goalkeeper problems, are said to be considering a bid for the Brazil international, who is sure to welcome such a move as he confirms his desire to remain in London.
“There is some interest from other clubs but nothing is concrete,” he told the Daily Telegraph. “Harry Redknapp left the door open for me. I have three more years on my contract with QPR, Harry knows this, and he talked about me with the press,” he said. “I would like to stay in English football because I enjoy London a lot, it’s a great city to live in, I love the Premier League.”
As much as Arsene Wenger rates Wojciech Szczesny, the 23-year-old endured a difficult campaign. It has been suggested that the French coach wants a more experienced number one in time for next term, and Cesar, who won five league titles and made over 300 appearances for Inter and also has 67 international caps, would certainly fall into that bracket.