QPR have secured their first major signing of the summer after capturing former West Ham United goalkeeper Robert Green on a free transfer.
The England international was out of contract at the end of this season, but he did not agree a deal with West Ham United to extend his stay at Upton Park. It was initially thought that he would be moving to Spanish club Malaga where he was offered around £ 40,000 per week.
However, he has decided to extend his stay in London after signing a deal with QPR, who managed to secure a Premier league place despite the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on the final day of last season.
The 32-year-old goalkeeper is an England international, but has not been selected for the Euro 2012. The club have revealed that Robert Green has signed a two-year deal with the London club. QPR have been showing a lot of ambition in the transfer window ever since the arrival of new Malaysian owner Tony Fernandes. The arrival of Mark Hughes also seems to have persuaded that it is the perfect club for the 32-year-old goalkeeper. Robert Green has made 12 appearances for the national team.
“It’s an exciting period for everybody connected to QPR and I can’t wait to get started. I’m excited about the challenge ahead and hugely encouraged by the direction in which the owners and Mark Hughes are looking to take the club,” said the goalkeeper after announcing his decision to sign for the London club. “He’s got all the characteristics of a top keeper and he’ll be a huge addition for us,” said Mark Hughes after announcing the signing of Robert Green. The former West Ham United goalkeeper’s last involvement with the national team was in the recent friendly match against Norway.