Premier League - QPR sign Park from United

Mon, 09 Jul 15:00:00 2012

QPR have completed the marquee signing of Manchester United's Park Ji-sung, while they are expected to announce plans to build a new 35,000 seater stadium.

Ji-Sung Park joins QPR

The versatile former South Korea international, 31, moves to Loftus Road for a reported initial fee of £2 million which is believed could rise to as much as £5m based on appearances and success.

The announcement was made at an afternoon press conference on Monday, at which the club are also expected to reveal preliminary talks over more than one potential site for a new stadium in or close to the White City area of West London.

"On a football level Ji is someone I have admired from afar for years," QPR manager Mark Hughes said of his sixth summer signing. "He wore the red shirt of Manchester United in a distinguished way and he will bring a great deal to the team, I can't wait to start working with him.

"Ji is a motivated guy, he feels there is success ahead of him, he ticks every box. It's a very exciting time for QPR.

"I said at the end of the season we didn't want to be in the same position next season and I stand by that, we are in a better place now."

Former PSV midfielder Park, who rose to prominence at the 2002 World Cup, has penned a two-year deal and lines up alongside former United team-mate Fabio Da Silva, who has joined on loan from Old Trafford.

Park has played over 200 matches for Manchester United, scoring 27 goals over a seven-year period following his £4m move from PSV in 2005.

The Korean, who won four Premier League titles and a Champions League during his time at United, is understood to have been swayed to join QPR by their ambitious plans.

"I know QPR want to improve and have ambitions to reach the next level and I will try my best to help," he said.

"There were other offers but nothing compared to QPR."

QPR have also signed Andrew Johnson, Ryan Nelsen and Robert Green this summer, as well as making Samba Diakite's loan move permanent, and are expected to make more signings.


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  1. Bleatin's of the Manc's. Glazers need d 2 mill­ ..... lol

    From STAN, on Sat 7 Jul 8:44
  2. IMO i think Park had a couple of more seasons in him,­ but thats football, good luck JSP a true proffesional ­ you should have gone to Arsenal they are in need of a­ few good players.

    From emin, on Sat 7 Jul 8:38
  3. good bargain 4 QPR......rememba dev bin up der­ b4....may be its tym 4 dem to start some title­ challenge...but PARK is enuf to do dat,now dat V.MOSES­ might be headn out to chelsea

    From Kola, on Sat 7 Jul 8:32
  4. why park sir please leave him for us because he is our­ man

    From Robert Agyenim Boateng, on Sat 7 Jul 8:27
  5. what an excellent signing well done rangers

    From N, on Sat 7 Jul 8:12
  6. Finally Park is going where he should have gone...after­ all his name is in the middle of the

    From i told u so, on Sat 7 Jul 7:34
  7. Good business by Man U. Park has been a good player in­ the past but last year proved that he is way past his­ best now, and not good enough at the highest level.­ Loyalty doesn't win trophies, and Man U's­ undoubted loyalty to Park, Scholes and Giggs last­ season left us ultimately below par in the midfield­ area. Time for fresh blood.

    From David, on Sat 7 Jul 6:54
  8. I am shocked because I think Park still has a lot to­ offer and his loyalty to United can not be questioned

    From George, on Sat 7 Jul 6:33
  9. He gave his all to utd,guess he must move on since­ another asia player is coming.but why qprsir alex know­ what he doing.from kayode

    From kayode, on Sat 7 Jul 6:15
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    He is so bad.

    From Sam, on Sat 7 Jul 5:30
  11. That is very strange from UTD , as he is one of only a­ few good players at UTD at the moment

    From Peter, on Sat 7 Jul 4:04
  12. JSP you may be gone but our memories will still be­ fresh in remembering your great work. You rescured MU­ at the time we needed it most. MINX Makeni City,­ Sierra Leone

    From Bangura, on Sat 7 Jul 1:19
  13. Funnily enough, when another article today talked about­ Robin Van Persie wishing to leave Arsenal to try to­ obtain some silverware, here is a distinctly average­ player who has won four League titles and a Champions­ League gong. I know who the better player is though.

    From Derek, on Sat 7 Jul 1:10
  14. a true reds player give 100% every time he came on the­ pitch .a shock to see him go as i thought he had­ another 2 years at least. the player i am doutfull­ about is patrice evera he has lost a lot of pace last­ season and was cought napping loads of times and cost­ us games but one man dose not make a team

    From Hgffd, on Sat 7 Jul 0:39
  15. j, on Fri 6 Jul 23:14 "what ambitious plans?? to­ narrowly avoid relegation­ again!!" Shows how­ much you know about football.

    From andrew, on Sat 7 Jul 0:30
  16. Good Luck and Best Wishes at QPR, a true professional­ and UNITED LEGEND. Thanks JSP

    From Adil, on Sat 7 Jul 0:02
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    that's horse*hit

    From Anthony, on Fri 6 Jul 23:49
  18. A real team player who never moaned or sulked. Sorry to­ see him leave but QPR have a bargain at that price.­ Thanks for all your efforts and good luck for the­ future.

    From Mervyn, on Fri 6 Jul 23:46
  19. JSP,wish u well @QPR. We love u.

    From Achife Emperor, on Fri 6 Jul 23:25
  20. a work horse - who will get more time on the pitch now­ at QPR - smart move for him and a bargain for QPR. ­ loathe that chippy Mark Hughes - but Park was a good­ buy so gotta give him credit.

    From LAUREN, on Fri 6 Jul 23:24
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