- 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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