London giants Arsenal and Tottenham are monitoring recently promoted Premier League side Queen's Park Rangers (QPR) midfielder Argentine Alejandro Faurlin, who has demanded an amount of £50,000-per-week to stay at Rangers.
The 25-year-old signed with QPR when he made a controversial £3.5-million move to Loftus Road from his former club Instituto de Cordoba in July 2009. Later FA found that the player had joined QPR on Bosman transfer (a case imposed by the European Court of Justice where a professional football player in the European Union (EU) is allowed to move freely to another club at the end of his term of contract with his present team).
This controversial transfer breached FA's rules on ownership and it was even though to threaten Rangers' promotion to the Premier League last May. In the end, however, they were only fined a sum of £875,000. Nonetheless, the player's impressive form this season has attracted interest from both the Spurs and the Gunners.
But more problems started taking shape after the Argentine had reportedly asked for a huge pay of £50,000-per-week if he was to sign a new deal at Rangers before his contract expires in 2013, and QPR chiefs are unwilling to meet his demands which has driven the Gunners and Spurs to look into the matter and lure away the player.
Faurlin's agent Lucas Cominelli said that he had received calls from two top flight teams, out of which, one, apparently, is from Italy, for the player. The clubs have expressed their admiration for Faurlin and the agent believed that the player is ready for the big names in Europe.
The player has also attracted attention from Italian Serie A club Napoli, according to a Mirror Football report.
Alejandro Damian Faurlin has made more than 90 appearances for QPR since his arrival from Argentina in 2009.