English Championship side Queens Park Rangers (QPR) have completed the signing of highly rated defender Jake Clarke-Salter. The English centre back has joined QPR as a free agent after leaving West London giants this summer. The 24-year-old left the Blues at the end of his contract at the club. He has been at Chelsea at the age of eight. Clarke-Salter made just two first-team appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Clarke-Salter spent the just concluded season at English Championship side Coventry City. He was unable to propel the Sky Blues to finish in the playoff spot at least at the end of the regular season. Coventry City started the season well in the opening weeks of the season as they were inone of the playoff positions before results dropped later in the season. In the end, the Sky Blues finished the regular season in mid-table.
New QPR defender Clarke-Salter played 29 times for the Sky Blues while he was at the club as a Chelsea loanee. They didn’t sign him on a permanent deal at the end of his loan at the club. The Chelsea Academy graduatespent the last year of his Chelsea career as a loanee at Coventry City.
Prior to his time at Coventry City, the defender had loan spells at clubs such as Birmingham City in the Championship, Dutch team Vitesse Arnhem, Bristol Rovers and Sunderland.
With his free transfer move to QPR, Clarke-Salter will reunite with newly appointed head coach Michael Beale at the club. The player had earlier worked with Beale during his teenage years.
On the free transfer to QPR, Clarke-Salter said it’s time for him to settle down and progress in his football career. He said this in his first interview as a QPR player. According to him, his transfer to QPR is totally different to a loan move. As revealed by the player, his focus is achieving great things with his new team.