QPR confirm Bosingwa deal
This is the most important challenge of my career, says full-back
Last Updated: August 17, 2012 7:04pm
Jose Bosingwa: Has signed a three-year deal at QPR
QPR have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea full-back Jose Bosingwa on a free transfer.
The 29 year-old, who was released by the Blues at the end of last season, has penned a three-year deal at Loftus Road.
The Portugal international claims to have had a number of options this summer but chose QPR because he was excited by the club's plans for the future.
Bosingwa told the club's official website: "I'm really pleased to be here. I had the pick of many clubs, but the project here excites me greatly.
"I spoke yesterday with the manager and owner and they showed me what they want for the future of the club.
"I played for Chelsea for four years and I love Premier League football and the supporters. It is fantastic for me to stay in England. I'm happy and all of my family are happy, and that is most important.
"This is maybe the most important challenge of my career. I want to help my team-mates and the team with my experience.
"Now I am a QPR player, I will give my best - for the team and for the supporters.
"All together, we will fight for the club. We need time. We start now and in one, two or three years we can win something. We have to have passion and I think the results will come."
QPR boss Mark Hughes added: "I am delighted to bring a player of his undoubted quality to the club.
"He has got plenty of pace, great technical ability and all the attributes you need to be a top player.
"Jose has a lot of versatility which is something I like my players to have. He can operate right across the back and can also play the holding role in midfield.
"He's another Champions League winner, the third in the squad now with Ji-Sung Park and Djibril Cisse, and will add invaluable experience to the group.
"His experience is really important to us. He understands the Premier League and he understands what it takes to win games. He has got a winning mentality and that is what I want to have around the place."