Julio Cesar expects his future at Queens Park Rangers to be resolved in the New Year, as he looks to gain regular first team football.
The Brazilian international was widely tipped to leave Loftus Road at the end of last season when the Londoners lost their Premier League status, but despite reported interest from Arsenal, he received no official approach. Since then, he has lost his place in the Rangers side, with Rob Green starting every Championship match this season.
Cesar is naturally eager to gain regular action ahead of the World Cup Finals, which are being hosted by his homeland next summer. And the 34-year-old has now revealed that he fully expects to quit Harry Redknapp’s squad when the transfer window reopens, with a number of clubs said to be keen to offer the experienced goalkeeper a move.
“I need to sort out my situation in January,” he told Globo Esporte ahead of international friendlies against Honduras and Chile. “A lot of things will happen. The situation is different now and the QPR chairman is seeing that I am not getting selected by the manager.”
There is little doubt that Cesar remains a top shot-stopper, so it is remarkable to think he is kicking his heels every weekend. He has 76 caps for his country, and during his peak at Internazionale, he helped the Italian giants to a UEFA Champions League, five league titles, three Coppa Italia’s, four Italian Super Cups, and a FIFA Club World Cup.