Neil Warnock admits finances will dictate whether he is able to keep loan ace Adel Taarabt at Queens Park Rangers next season.
Taarabt has enjoyed the campaign on loan at Loftus Road from Tottenham Hotspur and has scored some spectacular goals for the Championship club.
He is due to return to White Hart Lane in the summer, having recently admitted he should have joined Arsenal rather than Spurs, but Warnock expects the 20-year-old to be sold.
However, while Warnock has enjoyed being able to build his team around the exciting schemer, he has questioned whether QPR will be in a position to afford another deal for Taarabt.
"Adel, I don't know what you do with Adel really," Warnock told Sky Sports News.
"I play a system for him really and I don't think you can do that in the Premiership.
"I think he'll probably leave Spurs in the summer, if it's not us, it will be somewhere else.
"He's got a tremendous gift if you can find the right place for him. He's done well for me and I'd like to keep him, but I think finances will dictate that."
Warnock, who left Crystal Palace to take charge of QPR last month, is expecting a summer of rebuilding following the club's fight against relegation.
He added: "I'll be looking at all the situations and if I don't think they are going to be in the squad next year I will try and move players on.
"That's always the case and the whole club needs a bit of a look at."