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QPR boss McClaren makes first summer signing as Leistner joins

PUBLISHED: 12:10 01 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:12 01 July 2018

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren (pic: Tim Goode/PA)

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren (pic: Tim Goode/PA)

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Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren has made his first summer signing by bringing in defender Toni Leistner on a three-year deal from German second division side Union Berlin.

The 27-year-old moves to west London on a free transfer following the expiration of his deal with Union.

Leistner has linked up with his new QPR colleagues at their training camp in Portugal, but the centre-back is already looking forward to making his debut for the west Londoners.

“I feel very proud. QPR is a big club and a traditional club so it is good to be here,” Leistner told the club website.

“I like to play football the hard way. I love the physical side of the game and I hope I can give the supporters a lot.”

McClaren added: “Toni has been much sought after, he’s run his contract down and many people were chasing his signature, from the Bundesliga and the Championship.”

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