QPR have completed the signing of Poland international Ariel Borysiuk.
The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal, after Rangers agreed an undisclosed fee with Legia Warsaw for the midfielder’s services.
Borysiuk becomes Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first signing of the summer, and the Rangers gaffer is delighted to have the defensive-midfielder on board.
“I am delighted we’ve signed him, because he is a player I really wanted to bring to this football club,” Hasselbaink told www.qpr.co.uk.
“I believe Ariel’s game is built for English football. He likes to get stuck in and stamp his authority on games. He's young, committed and plays with great passion.
“Most of his good work goes unnoticed, but when he's not playing, you miss him - and that's a good quality for a defensive-minded midfield player.”
Hasselbaink added: “The fact he chose us, when he had a number of good options elsewhere, shows me what he is all about.
“He is excited about playing in England for QPR and we are excited to have him here.
“He has experience of playing in different countries and that will help him. I feel he's very equipped to play in this country.”
Borysiuk readily admits the lure of playing in England was a big factor in his decision to swap Champions League football for the Championship.
“I am very delighted to join QPR,” he said. “This is a great club with a big tradition.
“I had some options but when I was young I dreamed about playing in England and when there was an option with QPR, I didn’t need much time to think about it. This is a great step forward for me.
“I am a player who gives 100 per-cent in every game. I think English fans like players like this.
“I am a big fan of English football. I just can’t wait to join up with the team, the manager and all his staff. I can’t wait to start.”