QPR and Leicester City fans react on Twitter to Paul Konchesky deal

QPR have signed Paul Konchesky on loan from Leicester City.

Paul Konchesky has left Leicester City to join QPR on a season long loan, as confirmed by the West London club's official website.

The two clubs were embroiled in a relegation battle last season, with Leicester surviving the drop and QPR slipping back into the Championship.

Konchesky is not retaining his Premier League status, with new manager Claudio Ranieri deeming him expendable.

The experienced defender could make his debut against former club Charlton at the weekend, with manager Chris Ramsey telling the club website the 34-year-old helps fill a position of need for the club.

He said: "Left-back is an area we’re light on in terms of numbers at the moment owing to a couple of injuries, so Paul will come in and compete for the shirt immediately.

“He’s got years of experience playing in both the Premier League and the Championship and he’ll come in and add that knowledge and know-how, as well as his undoubted defensive qualities, to the group."

QPR fans are largely positive about the signing, realising he is a stop gap solution who could be a useful short-term fix.

Leicester City fans however offer a different slant on the Konchesky deal, expressing delight that the former Fulham and Liverpool defender has been moved on.

He had been at the Foxes since 2011, making 26 Premier League appearances last season, reaction on social media indicates that everybody is a winner out of this particular deal...

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