MIDFIELDER Luke Freeman has joined QPR from Bristol City.
Freeman has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Loftus Road, after Rangers agreed an undisclosed fee with the Robins for his services.
His arrival follows hot-on-the-heels of Sean Goss becoming Ian Holloway’s first permanent signing of the January transfer window on Saturday – and the R’s boss is delighted to have added more strength to the Hoops midfield with the addition of the 24-year-old.
“I’m delighted we’ve managed to get this one over the line in this window,” Holloway told www.qpr.co.uk.
“I’ve been a great admirer of Luke’s for a long time. I’ve seen a lot of him as he’s gone from strength to strength at Bristol City, so I’m really pleased he’s on board now.
“His creativity is something I think we’ll really feel the benefits of – he’s got a wand of a left foot.
“He can play in three or four positions too, which is really beneficial for us.
“I think he’s a leader on the pitch too because of the way he always wants the ball – and I think QPR fans will love him for that because he will wear the Hooped shirt with pride.
“For me, he ticks all the boxes in terms of what I want. He’ll give QPR absolutely everything.”
Freeman, who will wear the number 2 shirt, expressed his delight at putting pen to paper on the eve of deadline day, commenting: “I’m really pleased to be here and to get the deal sorted in this window.
“I feel there’s great potential for me to improve here as a player and kick on from what I’ve achieved in recent years with Bristol City.
“I’m hungry, enthusiastic and determined to keep improving. I can’t wait to get going for QPR now.”
Freeman added: “The manager and Les really sold the club to me and what they want to do here over the coming years.
“When two men who have played for the club speak to you about what they want to achieve in the future, you can’t help but listen – and their passion for QPR really shone through.
“As a new player coming into a new club, that’s fantastic to hear.”
Freeman will be eligible to make his QPR debut against Newcastle United at St. James Park on Wednesday evening.