Mark Hughes has had no hesitation in the transformation of the new Queens Park Rangers squad in preparation for the upcoming season, with the signing of Ji-Sung Park from Manchester United. The 31 year old South Korean signed a two year deal at Loftus Road to greatly aid their on pitch performance but will also attribute to the globalisation of the club reaching out to Asia.
Ji-Sung Park is a player who has entered uncharted territory for footballers from his continent with great success. Park was the first Asian to win a Premier League title and ultimately the first Asian to play in a UEFA Champions League Final. Park has been a great facet to the United squad in the last 7 years at the club and is renown for his outstanding work ethic and dedication.
QPR require a pair of legs that will run and give 100%. The level of endurance from the players should be consistent throughout the entire season and this will definitely be reformed by Park. The South Korean also carries a lot of top flight experience which is part of Mark Hughes’ plan to develop QPR’s confidence within the Premier League. Former Manager Sir Alex Ferguson stated “There are some players who can keep a cool head and Park is one of them” Which is exactly what Queens Park Rangers need in their players when battling it out within the Premier League.
Signing Park prior to the Asia Tour is a shrewd move by Tony Fernandes in business terms. It will be a rare treat for Asian football fans as QPR head over to play outside of Europe for the first time and what better way to be welcomed by the continent than to bring over their favourite star – Ji-Sung Park, their very own David Beckham. The tour is an opportunity for the fans to engage with the West London side as the future of the club is very much heading into Asia’s hands.
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