QPR have been forced to deny that Brazilian midfielder Sandro has been deported from the UK after allegations he doesn’t have a work permit to play in the country.
According to The Sun, he’s been playing all season without the correct paperwork and was booted out of the country as a result.
Sandro played 17 times for QPR last season as they failed to avoid relegation in the English Premier League.
The newspaper also alleges that the Home Office informed the club about Sandro’s ineligibility on May 7 and that’s why he missed their final three games of the season.
And it’s reported that QPR are now unable to sign any new non-EU players because their licence has been suspended.
But the London club have issued a statement denying his deportation – yet confirmed they are working with the Home Office to fix the problem:
The club is aware of today’s story in The Sun newspaper regarding Sandro and the Home Office.
Whilst the club is in dialogue with the Home Office in a bid to resolve the matter, it is not in a position to comment further at this time.
However, the club can clarify that Sandro is currently on holiday in Brazil – but wasn’t deported as suggested in the article.
The club will be making no further comment.
Sandro joined QPR from Tottenham in a £10million deal in 2014 after spending four years at White Hart Lane.