Figures released in November 2012 showed that QPR spent £6.8 million in agents fees during the summer transfer window, and that was even before the wage bill was calculated.
In the 2011/12 season, their wage bill rose from £27.6 million to £56 million, and that doesn't include the transfers of Jose Bosingwa, Julio Cesar, Rob Green, Loic Remy, Christopher Samba, Jermaine Jenas and the loan of Andros Townsend. If you calculate just those players' reported weekly earnings alone, the figure reaches nearly half a million pounds a week.
Those sort of figures are not Championship figures. And players will have to be let go to make up for the loss of TV revenue which occurs when a team drops down from the Premier League.
Who will leave will most likely depend on offers from other clubs, and who will be deemed essential to Harry Redknapp's plans. But that wage bill needs to be slashed if Rangers don't avoid the drop for the club to not spiral even further into debt.
Fortunately for the Rangers' bookkeepers, some players will not have joined the west London outfit in order to drop into the lower leagues of English football. And let's be honest, Brazil's No. 1 goalkeeper is unlikely to want to play out his twilight years in the Championship. So that's a bit saved already.