QPR chairman plays down Celtic star link
Rangers will not sign players for commercial reasons, insists Fernandes
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes insists that the club’s commercial interests in Asia will have no bearing on any further signings this summer.
A hugely successful pre-season tour of the Far East, coupled with the signing of Ji-Sung Park from Manchester United, has allowed Fernandes to successfully establish the QPR brand in Asia.
The Rs have also shown interest in Celtic’s South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung, and face competition from Arsenal to secure the 23-year-old’s services.
However, the chairman insists that manager Mark Hughes will have the final say on any more new arrivals.
You may also want to watch:
“We’re not going to sign a player if it doesn’t make sense to the manager,” Fernandes said. “I own an airline which flies to Korea and is having huge growth in Korea, but that’s a bonus – a fantastic icing on the cake.
“Let me make it clear that we’re not going to sign a player just because it’s good for AirAsia or our sponsors.”
- 1 Men jailed after Leon Maxwell gunned down in Queensbury
- 2 Met officer found guilty of assault after grabbing victim when off duty
- 3 Free vaccine walk-in at Central Middlesex Hospital
- 4 Appeal for information after man shot in Stonebridge
- 5 The Wembley flats with camper vans on the roof and furniture wearing boots
- 6 Teenager convicted of murdering Jamalie Deacon Matthew in Northwick Park
- 7 Jailed: Dollis Hill man who had submachine gun, over £200k cash and drugs
- 8 Two arrests after man shot and teenager stabbed in Queen's Park
- 9 Kensal Rise group 'biggest team' taking on Blenheim Palace Triathlon 2021
- 10 Human remains found in Neasden believed to be missing Agnes Akom
Follow me on Twitter @QPRTimes.