QPR have completed the signing of highly-rated Dutch ace Tjaronn Chery.
The 27 year-old has signed a three year deal at Loftus Road, after Rangers activated an undisclosed release clause with FC Groningen for the attacker’s services.
Chery becomes QPR’s sixth signing of the summer and his arrival represents a significant coup for the R’s, who beat off stiff competition from a number of other clubs to clinch his signature.
Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, told www.qpr.co.uk: “We’ve been trying to get this one over the line for a while now, so we’re delighted it’s finalised.
“There were a lot of clubs in for him, including some from the Premier League, so it’s pleasing that he’s decided to come here.
“He had offers to earn much more money elsewhere, but he’s chosen QPR because he feels he can progress here as a player and that’s fantastic.
“You hear a lot these days about players being versatile and we’ve certainly got that going forward now. Tjaronn is another one that fits in that mould. He can rotate across that front-line and is very effective in a central or wide role.”
An attacking midfielder with an impressive goalscoring record, last season was the most prolific of Chery’s career to date, scoring 15 goals in 34 appearances in the Eredivisie.
He is now looking forward to the next chapter of his career in West London, adding: “I am very happy to be here and looking forward to playing for QPR.
“Playing in England has always been a dream of mine and having spoken to Leroy (Fer), he said that QPR is a good fit for me.
“I know the passion of the English fans and how they like to see football played and I can’t wait to show what I can do here. It’s a really exciting move for me in the best years of my career.”
R’s Head Coach, Chris Ramsey, is relishing the opportunity to work with the former ADO Den Haag playmaker, adding: “Tjaronn is a very good technician, a fine player.
“He can play in a variety of positions in the top half of the field and will bring more pace to our squad, which is something I knew we needed after last season.
“We’ve had him watched at length and we’re really happy we’ve got him on board with a few weeks to go until the start of the season.”