The 33-year-old completed his Premier League switch from Inter Milan last summer, in a move that shocked many.

Having won the Champions League, it was expected that Cesar would move to a team fighting for domestic honours, but he instead opted to join the Tony Fernandes revolution at Loftus Road.

However, he revealed to the Sunday People that he held talks with their London rivals, but was more tempted by the package offered by QPR:

“I accepted this proposal because I wanted to live in London.

“I have an amazing way of life here and I’m giving my family a great opportunity to grow up culturally.

“I talked with Arsenal in the last transfer window, and they were really happy about me playing for them, but at the last minute I moved to QPR.

“QPR has a project, and I dream about that project coming true. But I came here because I was thinking about my future once I quit football, that’s true.”

The stopper also believes that his new team will achieve success on the field, once all of the new arrivals have settled into the system:

“The directors have signed 11 footballers, and when you put them all into a team, it will be difficult for that team to work immediately.

“That’s why QPR haven’t won yet. We don’t have an identity yet. But let me tell you we are on the right track.”