QPR confirm Bosingwa signing
The 29 year-old, who arrives on a free transfer following his
release from Chelsea, becomes Mark Hughes’ eighth summer
Bosingwa’s signing comes too late for him to take part in
Saturday’s season opener against Swansea at Loftus Road.
However, manager Hughes hailed the arrival of the double
Champions League winner and told the club’s official website: “I am
delighted to bring a player of his undoubted quality to the club.
He has got plenty of pace, great technical ability and all the
attributes you need to be a top player.
“Jose has a lot of versatility which is something I like my
players to have. He can operate right across the back and can also
play the holding role in midfield.
“He’s another Champions League winner, the third in the squad
now with Park Ji-sung and Djibril Cisse, and will add invaluable
experience to the group.
“His experience is really important to us. He understands the
Premier League and he understands what it takes to win games. He
has got a winning mentality and that is what I want to have around
Bosingwa’s first taste of Champions League success arrived with
Porto in 2004, before enjoying further glory with Chelsea last
season following their penalty shoot-out success over Bayern
His overall medal haul includes 15 trophies, including four
Portuguese league titles, one Premier League title and three FA Cup
The Rs’ latest summer signing told qpr.co.uk: “I’m really
pleased to be here. I had the pick of many clubs, but the project
here excites me greatly.
“I spoke yesterday with the manager and owner and they showed me
what they want for the future of the club.
“I played for Chelsea for four years and I love Premier League
football and the supporters. It is fantastic for me to stay in
England. I’m happy and all of my family are happy, and that is most
“This is maybe the most important challenge of my career. I want
to help my team-mates and the team with my experience.
“Now I am a QPR player, I will give my best – for the team and
for the supporters.
“All together, we will fight for the club. We need time. We
start now and in one, two or three years we can win something. We
have to have passion and I think the results will come.”
Chairman Tony Fernandes believes the arrival of Bosingwa is
indicative of the progress the west London club have made.
“I think it speaks volumes of how far we’ve come as a club that
we’re able to attract a double Champions League winner to Loftus
Road,” he said.
“There was big competition from a number of Europe’s top clubs –
including a few from the Premier League – for his signature, so I
couldn’t be more delighted that we’ve managed to get him here.
“Mark (Hughes) and (scout) Mike (Rigg) are dovetailing superbly
together to improve our squad and this latest addition excites me
as much as the seven that have preceded it.”