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."
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