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Bobby Zamora: Has joined QPR from Fulham on two-and-a-half year deal

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QPR have completed their transfer deadline day signing of striker Bobby Zamora from Fulham on a two-and-half-year deal.

Sky Sports revealed earlier on Tuesday Mark Hughes' side were lining up a swoop for the England international.

And the deal, thought to be worth £4.5million, has now been confirmed.


Zamora will be reunited with Hughes having worked under the manager during his time in charge at Craven Cottage.

The striker is set to join forces with fellow frontman Djibril Cisse, who arrived at Loftus Road from Lazio for an undisclosed fee earlier on Tuesday.

"QPR are certainly a club that are looking to go forward," Zamora told his new club's official website.

"That's something that I'm looking forward to being a part of.

"I got on really well with the manager at Fulham. We all grew to like Mark [Hughes]. I think that will be the case here. He's looking to take the club forward.

"I think this was the right time for me to have a fresh challenge. I had some great experiences at Fulham. Going to a European final is special.

"But this is a new challenge for myself and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it."

Zamora will wear the number 52 shirt at QPR but is not eligible to feature against Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

He scored seven goals in 16 games under Hughes at Fulham last season and even penned a new four-year deal at Craven Cottage, tying him to the West Londoners until 2014.

Great foil

Hughes added: "Bobby is a guy that makes things happen on the pitch, be it scoring goals or creating chances for others.

"He's a great foil for any team.

"We needed a player of his ilk at the football club and I couldn't be more delighted."

Fulham were willing to offload Zamora after wrapping up the signing of Stuttgart striker Pavel Pogrebnyak on a six-month deal.

Zamora's signing comes at the end of busy transfer window for QPR, who have also captured Cisse, Manchester United's Federico Macheda, AC Milan left-back Taye Taiwo, Nedum Onuoha from Manchester City and Nancy midfielder Samba Diakite on loan.