Fer completes record QPR move

Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer has joined Premier League side QPR.

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QPR swoop for Leroy Fer in club record sale for Norwich City

Leroy Fer has joined Premier League side QPR. Credit: PA

Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer has joined Premier League side QPR.

The Canaries have received a club record fee for the powerful Dutchman, who has penned a three-year contract at Loftus Road.

QPR have chased the former FC Twente star all summer, and have finally got their man.

Norwich's previous record sale was Dean Ashton back in 2006, who signed for West Ham United in a £7.25million move.

It's understood that Rangers have paid in excess of £8million to land Fer, although the deal could eventually be worth £10million to Norwich.

“It was always my dream to stay in England, in the Premier League. QPR did well last season to come up and the squad is full of top players, so I’m delighted to be here.

Harry (Redknapp) told me I was a big target for him and when you hear that from a coach, you want to work with them and play for them."

– Leroy Fer, QPR

Norwich City's Leroy Fer: "I had to continue my career in the Premier League"

Leroy Fer celebrates scoring for Holland at the World Cup. Credit: PA

Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer says that he had to continue playing in the Premier League to fulfil his international ambitions.

The 24-year-old underwent a medical with QPR yesterday, and is expected to complete an £8million move shortly.

QPR have pursued the powerful midfield player all summer, and have previously seen a bid rejected.

However, they now look like they've got their man.

Speaking to dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, Fer said that it was imperative that he continued his career in the top flight.

"To keep playing in the Premier League was very important for me.

I have not talked to the national team coach (Guus Hiddink), but Danny Blind (Hiddink's assistant) said that the Premier League is a good stage on which to keep an eye on me."

– Leroy Fer, Norwich City
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