Robert Green, England’s back-up goalkeeper at Euro 2012, has decided to sign with QPR and will become a Rangers player on July 1st when his West Ham deal expires.
Green leaves the Hammers after arriving at Upton Park in 2006 and racking up over 200 appearances for the club.
During his time at West Ham, Green established himself as the number one choice as well as earning himself regular England call-ups.
He is the 3rd high profile signing the R’s have made this week after Andy Johnson and Ryan Nelsen both signed on free transfers as well.
QPR Manager Mark Hughes, told the club’s official website, “It was important we brought another quality keeper into the group.”
The 32-year-old shot-stopper will be a key part of Mark Hughes rebuilding at QPR in his first full season in charge. He is hoping to avoid another relegation battle that saw his side have to wait until the last day of the season to find out if they would be playing Premiership football next season.
“Rob is obviously someone with vast experience at international and Premier League level and his pedigree speaks for itself.”
Hughes continued: “He’s got all the characteristics of a top keeper and he’ll be a huge addition for us who will stimulate the goalkeeping group, which can only be good for the squad as a whole.”
Green added: “I’m excited about the challenge ahead and hugely encouraged by the direction in which the owners and Mark Hughes are looking to take the club.”
Green’s arrival could see the end of Paddy Kenny’s time at Loftus Road, with it being rumored on Sky Sports that Leeds under former QPR manager Neil Warnock are interested in signing the keeper.