9 July 2012, London – Queens Park Rangers Football Club signs 31 year old South Korean Ji-Sung Park for an undisclosed fee with Manchester United for the midfielder. Park has previously won the FIFA Club World Cup, the Champions League, four Premier League titles and three League Cup winners’ medals during his time at United.
QPR boss Mark Hughes on the signing of Ji-Sung Park
“We are delighted Ji is going to join us because his record speaks for itself. He has been a big player for Manchester United and played a big part in their success in recent years. He is hugely respected there because of what he has achieved, his application to his work and the impact he has on games. He was always picked for the big matches because they could rely on him, and we are going to reap all those qualities. I think it is fair to say Ji has been attracted not by where QPR are, but where QPR are going. We were able to show him where we feel the Club is heading and he embraced it. He felt this was a good option for him and after giving seven great years to United, he wanted a new challenge. He sees QPR as very much a Club on the up and wants to be part of something that is going to be very special. Ji gets what we are trying to do. He has been part of a well-oiled machine at United and now he wants to have an impact somewhere else. This is a huge signing for this Football Club.”
QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes is excited to bring in the global star Ji “who has a Champion’s League winner’s medal to his name” in his determination and ambition to build this Club.