Queens Park Rangers agreed terms
to sign Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar from
Inter Milan on Wednesday.
Cesar signed a four-year deal that will keep him at Loftus
Road until 2016. The transfer is subject to him receiving
international clearance and obtaining a visa.
The 32-year-old's recruitment was another coup for the West
London club who have brought in nine new faces during the
transfer window including former Manchester United midfielder
"It's fantastic that we've been able to attract a keeper of
such outstanding ability to the club," QPR manager Mark Hughes
told the club's website.
"When the opportunity to sign a player of his quality
presents itself, you have to act quickly and we've managed to
get the deal done."
Cesar will now compete for a starting position alongside
England international Robert Green, who is feeling the heat
after conceding five goals in QPR's opening day loss to Swansea.
"It was always my intention to bring two goalkeepers to the
club this summer and now we've got fantastic competition in that
department," added Hughes.
Cesar has been capped 64 times by Brazil and in seven
seasons at Inter, he won five Serie A title's and a Champions
"The English Premier League is the best division in the
world," Cesar said.
"Everyone wants to play here and I am no different. Now I
just want to give my all to the club and show the fans what I am
"The desire to achieve things at this club is clear for
everyone to see and I wanted to be part of that. I have come
here to compete for the shirt and give my all."
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