Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
Jim Magilton has made his first signing, breaking the club transfer record to snap up Argentinean midfielder Alejandro Faurlín.
Faurlin joins the R`s on a three year deal for a free worth Ł3.5m from Instituto, and he was delighted with his capture of the 22-year-old playmaker.
"He's a good signing for the Football Club," Jim told QPR.co.uk
'We've had a good look at him and I believe he'll be a valuable addition to the squad.
'He's a likeable young lad who plays with a smile on his face, so we'll have no problems.'
Jim went on to say: "We've been watching the lad for some time. John (Gorman) recognised him a long time ago,
"We've seen him in action and on DVD's and assessed what he's about, but having him here for the last few days has given us a chance to see what he's really like and we've been impressed.
"He plays central midfield. He's got a lovely left foot, a great work ethic and in a 46 game season, he'll be a valuable player for us."
Faurlin has beaten the previous record held by Mike Sheron`s Ł2.75m transfer from Stoke City to Loftus Road in 1997.
Magilton and Gorman were able to draw upon their contacts in South America to capture the Argentinean, a move that has previously proven successful with Ipswich`s signature of the highly-rated Luciano Civelli in January.
"We knew about his quality and ability, but his attitude over the last few days has been great too," Jim continued
"I've signed an Argentinean before and the attitude and the hunger is apparent with Alejandro, as it was with (Luciano) Civelli.
"It's all happened pretty quickly, but we're delighted to have him here. He'll bring extra quality to the squad, there's no doubt about that."
It is anticipated that there are more deals in the pipeline before the season commences on Saturday August 8 against Blackpool.
Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
Stats: Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers (Saturday March 8 2014)
Birmingham v QPR - Match Preview (Friday March 7 2014)
One to Watch - Emyr Huws (Friday March 7 2014)
Stats: Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United (Saturday March 1 2014)
Jenas Joy But Rangers Held (Saturday March 1 2014)
One to Watch - Ross McCormack (Friday February 28 2014)
QPR v Leeds - Match Preview (Friday February 28 2014)
Stats: Charlton v QPR (Sunday February 23 2014)
Pitiful QPR Lose Again (Saturday February 22 2014)
Charlton v QPR - Match Preview (Friday February 21 2014)
|1. Leicester City||33||23||5||5||30||74|
|3. Derby County||34||18||7||9||17||61|
|Towering Elphick leads Cherries to Blackpool Win
» Bournemouth : 09/03/2014 00:08:00
|Danny at the double!
» Middlesbrough : 08/03/2014 22:05:00
|Goals at last for Boro
» Middlesbrough : 08/03/2014 21:35:00
|Uwe Rösler - 'Ben Watson Is Our Talisman'
» Wigan : 08/03/2014 18:51:00
» Leeds Utd : 08/03/2014 18:48:00
» Middlesbrough : 08/03/2014 18:31:00
|Yeovil 2-0 Wednesday
» Sheff Wed : 08/03/2014 18:20:00