QPR’s Mbia may yet decide against Sevilla stay

Stephane Mbia admits he will not return to Queens Park Rangers next season, but this doesn’t mean he will extend his stay at Sevilla.

The 27-year-old signed a two-year contract when he joined QPR in 2012, and played 29 times as they were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of his debut season. Not wanting to spend a campaign in the second-tier of English football, the midfielder was loaned to Sevilla for the duration and he has found his form in Spain.

Mbia has scored three goals in 19 La Liga outings as Los Rojiblancos look to cement a fifth place finish at the weekend, before which he will hope to line up against Benfica in the UEFA Europa League on Wednesday. The Cameroonian has played a key role in his side’s progress to the Turin final, scoring in both legs of the semi-final against Valencia.

There was speculation that Mbia had an option to return to Loftus Road next season, something which may appeal should they make a return to the top-flight. However, he has revealed that he has already played his last game for the Londoners, and will consider his options before deciding whether or not to remain at Sevilla.

“Actually, I have been free since January,” confirmed Mbia, who admits he left the Championship side on bad terms. “Sevilla has an option for me to stay and they wanted to seize it several times in the season. I have a lot of respect for that team that brought me in the limelight. But I have to see what will happen after the World Cup.”


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