Samba secures Anzhi return
Danish defender Simon Kjaer has completed his move from
Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg to French club Lille.
The 24-year-old centre-back, who has also spent time at Palermo
and Roma in Italy, has revealed his delight at signing for the 2011
champions of France.
“They have a great stadium and the best training ground I have
ever seen,” wrote Kjaer on Twitter.
“I have had a few days in Lille before finally signing. I’m so
impressed by a well-organized club and my boss Rene Girard.
“Lille was the first club I visited to train with as a teenager
– even before Real Madrid. My first love.”
Rangers made Samba their record signing in January, but the
centre-half was unable to prevent relegation to the
Samba’s form at Loftus Road fluctuated, and at one stage he
became embroiled in a Twitter row with supporters questioning his
But Anzhi have not been put off re-signing the 29-year-old, who
spent a year in Russia before his move to London.
A statement on the QPR website read: “The club would like to
wish Chris all the best for the future and thank him for his
contribution to QPR.”