South Korean midfielder Park Ji-sung has joined Queens Park Rangers from Premier League rivals Manchester United on a two-year contract, the west London club said on Monday.
“This is a real coup for QPR,” manager Mark Hughes, himself a former United player, told the club website (www.qpr.co.uk).
The club did not disclose the fee for the 31-year-old, who said he was looking forward to help take the club to a new level, but media reports said the agreement could be worth 5.0 million pounds ($7.75 million).
Park, who made more than 200 appearances for United since joining from PSV Eindhoven in 2005, has a reputation as a big game player able to relentlessly break up opposition attacks and send his own team mates on the offensive.
He was the first Asian to compete in a Champions League final in 2009, and won four Premier League titles at United. The former captain of his country, he made 100 appearances for South Korea between 2000 and 2011.
“His record speaks for itself,” said Hughes. “He has been a big player for Manchester United and played a big part in their success in recent years.
“He was always picked for the big matches because they could rely on him and we are going to reap all those qualities.”
So, there we have it, the deal between QPR (Queens Park Rangers) and South Korean international Park Ji Sung has been completed. The midfielder completed his move from Manchester United after a successful medical.
Park Ji Sung will add much needed depth to the QPR side. His pace and agility made him a local hero at Manchester United. His work rate is astonishing and he will be menace to the opposition if regularly played.
Clearly a big signing for Mark Hughes and he evidently seemed hopeful about it. QPR have already signed quite a few players now and are looking very strong to compete in the new season of Barclays Premier League 2012/13.