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Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of Manchester United star Park Ji-Sung for an initial fee of Â£2m as their club website confirmed that the South Korean had signed a two-year deal. The 31 year-old leaves Manchester United after seven glorious years under Sir Alex Ferguson to take up a fresh challenge under a former Man United legend Mark Hughes.
The former South Korean captain started his career in Japan before being bought by Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in 2003. After two years in the Eredivisie, Ferguson took the midfielder to Old Trafford for Â£4m. Although he had a good start at United, he was soon reduced to playing an impact substitute's role and was usually a starter for United's bigger games, especially in the Champions League. In his time with United, the player has won one Champions League title, four Premier League titles and three League Cups.
Park told media at Loftus Road, â€œI am delighted to be here and be a QPR player. QPR is a Club with huge history and tradition, and a great ambition to achieve at the very highest level.â€ QPR boss Mark Hughes also told the media of his appreciation for the midfielder, stating, â€œJi is someone I have admired from afar for years. 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.â€
With club captain Joey Barton sidelined for the start of the season due to a 12 match ban, Park will take on the responsibility of being QPR's key playmaker. Park is renowned for his tireless work ethic and versatility, with Sir Alex deploying him a number of tactically different positions. Although he has lost a yard of pace, he is still good at making timed runs into the box and chipping in with the odd goal. The club is looking to move upwards and establish their place in the Premier League, and the signing of this experienced midfielder and serial winner will certainly help them achieve that dream.
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