QPR confirm signing of Park Ji-sung from Manchester United
a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Park is manager Mark Hughes' sixth summer capture, joining Ryan
Nelsen, Andy Johnson, Rob Green, Samba Diakite and former Old Trafford
team-mate Fabio at Loftus Road.
The ambitious club also claim his signing will "put the QPR brand on a
global scale", heading up their attempts to break into the Asian
Park leaves United after seven years, during which time he made 203
appearances and scored 27 goals, winning four Premier League titles
and the Champions League in 2008.
Speaking about his decision to leave the 19-title winning club, park
said: "[QPR's ambition] is why I came here, I know they want to
improve. I can't resist this. There were some other offers but nothing
compared to QPR, money's not important, it's the future and how we
reach the optimum. QPR are a team of the future and that's why I
"When QPR showed me the way they want to be this is why I had to have
a new challenge, I think it's a great decision for me and I am looking
forward to it."
When asked what Sir Alex Ferguson had said about his decision to
leave, Park added: "I haven't spoken to him."
Delighted with the signing, manager Mark Hughes said "On a football
level it's simple he's someone I have admired from a far for years.
He's played with a great energy and great technical ability and will
bring so much to the team, I can't wait to start working with him. He
was top of the pile, he's very motivated and he's a guy that feels
there's success ahead of him, he ticks every box.
With QPR having now signed six players this summer, Hughes was asked
if there was anyone else on his list to which he said: "We're hopeful,
there are still opportunities out there. We felt it was important to
get as many deals done as early as we could.
We don't want to be in a similar position at the end of the season
next year as we were this year. We have the experience of what
happened and we'll draw from that."