Official: QPR completes signing of Lazio's Djibril Cisse on two-and-a-half year deal

The former Liverpool and Sunderland forward has become Mark Hughes' fourth signing since taking over following the arrivals of Taye Taiwo, Nedum Onuoha and Samba Diakite.
QPR has completed the signing of Djibril Cisse on a two-and-a-half year deal from Lazio for an undisclosed fee.

The 30-year-old has previously enjoyed spells at Liverpool and Sunderland and becomes Mark Hughes’ fourth signing since taking over the managerial reins at Loftus Road following the arrivals of Taye Taiwo, Nedum Onuoha and Samba Diakite.

Hughes revealed his delight at signing the striker, telling the club’s official website: “I rate Djibril very, very highly. I've watched him for many years and always been impressed by what he brings to the table.

"He's a huge threat to opposition defences. He's got great pace, power and movement and that's something we will hopefully benefit from. His goal record is there for everyone to see. He's scored goals wherever he's played. His record speaks for itself.

"He was desperate to come here once we showed our interest in him and we can't wait to get the best out of him."

Cisse, who has scored nine goals in 41 international appearances for France, revealed the ambition shown by the club was a key factor in him returning to England.

"QPR have a hugely ambitious project," he said. "When I talked to the manager, he spoke highly of the club and where he wants to take it over the next few years. He wanted to sign me at Manchester City and now I am finally here with him at QPR.

"He wants to achieve big things here - that was all I needed to hear from him. I have unfinished business here in England. The English league is the best in the world. It is the league that suits me the most.

"I'm really happy to be here and I can't wait to repay the club's confidence in me, to get back to where I want to be as a player. I will always give one hundred percent and I can't wait to start playing games."

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