New Hoops striker Djib­ril has point to prove

Midweek Sport - - RACING EXTRA - By MIKE MCGRATH

DJIB­RIL CISSE warned the Premier League he has un­fin­ished busi­ness in Eng­land af­ter sign­ing for QPR.

The 30-year-old for­mer Liver­pool striker se­cured his £4mil­lion deal from Lazio yes­ter­day – two-and-a-half years af­ter leav­ing Eng­land.

The French­man, who has signed a con­tract un­til 2014, said: “I have some 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 100 per cent and I can’t wait to start play­ing games.”

Cisse claims Hoops boss Mark Hughes wanted to sign him while in charge at Manch­ester City.

“He wanted to sign me at City and now I am fi­nally here with him at QPR,” Cisse added.

“He wants to achieve big things here – that was all I needed to hear from him.”

Sparky is hop­ing his new sign­ing can solve his scor­ing prob­lems and drag QPR away from rel­e­ga­tion dan­ger.

Cisse can play tonight against As­ton Villa if he gets in­ter­na­tional clear­ance.

“I have watched him for many years and al­ways been im­pressed by what he brings to the ta­ble,” said Hughes.

“He is a huge threat to op­po­si­tion’s de­fences.

He’s got great pace, power and move­ment – some­thing we will hope­fully ben­e­fit from.”

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