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GABRIELE ANGELLA JOINS QPR ON LOAN

  • Italian defender Gabriele Angella joins QPR on loan
  • Centre-back signs on a season long deal from Watford
  • 26-year-old won promotion with the Hornets last season

QPR have completed the loan signing of Watford defender Gabriele Angella.


The 26 year-old Italian has agreed a loan deal until the end of the 2015/16 season, and will wear the number 26 shirt.


QPR Head Coach, Chris Ramsey, welcomed the arrival of the former Italy Under-21 international, commenting: “Gabriele’s a quality addition for us.


“We’ve got decent competition now in the back four and Gabriele’s experience, especially at a level where he was promoted with Watford last season, will be a big positive for us.


“I’m delighted we’ve been able to get this over the line before the deadline.”


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Angella, who featured 36 times in the Hornets’ promotion-winning season last term, expressed his delight at sealing the switch from Vicarage Road to Loftus Road, adding: “I am very happy for this big opportunity.


“I am happy to be at this great club with big history.


“I've played for two years in England and enjoyed every minute. It’s a great place to play.”


He added: “I want to help the club this season and do my best here - this is a new page in the book of my career.


“I just want to play and improve and show the fans what I can do.”


Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, added: “We’ve been keen to add another defender to the group for some time, so we’re really pleased to bring Gabriele in.


“He’s not only a very good defender, but importantly, he’s also a big threat at set-pieces, and the more goalscorers we’ve got around the team, the better.


“We’re pleased to have him on board and we’re really looking forward to integrating him into the squad.”


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