JORDY de Wijs has joined QPR from Hull City on loan with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer.
The 26-year-old Dutch centre-back has been with the Tigers since the summer of 2018. He came through the ranks at PSV Eindhoven and made his debut for Jong PSV – their reserve team – in the second tier of Dutch football when he was 19.
After impressing at that level, De Wijs spent 18 months on loan at Excelsior in the top division before completing his permanent switch to Hull City in the Championship.
Now he is looking forward to a new chapter in his career with QPR.
“I am really happy,” he said. “This is a step up again and I am very happy to be here.
“This is a big club with a good stadium, great fans and for me it is brilliant to be back in the Championship and play at this level again.”
De Wijs is looking forward to showing the R’s supporters what he can do, explaining: “I am a defender with abilities to play football.
“I am a robust defender. I like to get challenges in and don’t mind a bit of physical contact!
“As a person, I am honest and direct.”
De Wijs is now eager to make himself available for selection as he works to overcome a minor knock.
“I want to get myself match fit and play as many games as possible,” he said.
“Hopefully it won’t take too long. I will do everything to be back on the pitch as soon as possible and give everything for this club.”
Mark Warburton added: “We are delighted to bring Jordy on board.
“He is a proven Championship defender with real physicality and he possesses quality on the ball.
“He will add real competition to the squad in a very important position.
“As we know there are so many games in the Championship and we need to be sure we have that depth in all areas.”