Harry Redknapp hails new QPR signing

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The Queens Park Rangers manager has revealed his delight at the capture of Leroy Fer.

Leroy Fer joined Premier League new boys QPR on a three-year deal from Norwich City yesterday, for a fee reported to be in the region of £8 million. 

QPR manager Harry Redknapp was elated to be able to welcome the player to Loftus Road.

Redknapp told the official QPR website: "Leroy's arrival is a massive boost for us.

"He's another excellent signing and I'm delighted we've been able to get him to QPR.

"He played for Holland in the World Cup this summer and has all the attributes you'd be looking for from a central midfielder."

Fer becomes the former Portsmouth manager's fifth signing of the summer so far, after Rio Ferdinand, Steven Caulker, Jordon Mutch and Mauricio Isla.

The Hoops will be Fer's fourth career club after playing for both Feyenoord and FC Twente in the Eredivisie and then signing for Norwich last summer for an undisclosed fee.

The Dutch midfielder was an impressive performer in the Canaries side that was eventually relegated back to the Championship. His highlight arguably being the four consecutive man of the match performances he put in after Norwich's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea last October.

Fer was selected to be part of Louis van Gaal's Netherlands World Cup squad this summer. He only featured once in the tournament, which was as a substitute against Chile, but he did manage to grab a goal during his short spell on the field.

The 24-year-old will wear the number 10 shirt for QPR.

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