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Samba: Move not down to money

Queens Park Rangers' record signing Chris Samba has dismissed claims he only joined the relegation-threatened club for the money.

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Chris Samba: Rubbished talk that he joined QPR for the money

Chris Samba: Rubbished talk that he joined QPR for the money

Samba joined Rangers last month in a £12.5million deal from ambitious Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala as Harry Redknapp looked to shore up his defence.

The former Blackburn Rovers man insists the main reason to swap Anzhi for Loftus Road was to be closer to his family in England and his desire to move was not driven by financial gain.

Reflecting on his departure from Anzhi, Samba told The Independent: "The owner is investing so much into this club, it's going places and you'd have to be crazy to leave.

"I had three years left there on a big salary. Obviously, going to QPR is not to make more money. Not at all. All the talk about money is just nonsense.

"I missed my family and wanted to be back with my boys. All the money in the world cannot make you the happiest man.

"I think for your life to be complete you need to have two sides. If you can enjoy your football and have your loved ones close with you - that's all you want."

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ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

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thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

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ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

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