Júlio César: I did not consider leaving QPR
Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Júlio César says he did not consider leaving the club this summer and insists things have “gone back to normal”.
César has been at the centre of reported interest from teams all around Europe following QPR’s relegation from the Premier League last season, with Arsenal, Benfica and Fiorentina seemingly the main suitors.
Speculation rose when the 34-year-old was not involved in any of the match-day squads at Loftus Road so far this season with Rob Green being restored as first choice amid the questions over his future.
However, the Seleção ‘keeper has no qualms about still being part of Harry Redknapp's squad and does not feel playing in the Championship will affect his prospects of being part of Brazil's plans for next year's World Cup, reports Sky Sports.
César, who made 26 appearances last season, told Globo Esporte: "I didn't think in any moment about leaving QPR.
"Of course, if anything came up, as it happened, it was something to sit down and talk about with the club's chairman.
"But, in my head, things have gone back to normal.
"I don't think I'll have to do anything different due to the fact I am in the Championship. It's a strong competition in England with competitive teams.
"We play 46 games, eight more games than in the Premier League."