POLE PAWEL’S SO GLAD TO JOIN THE R’S
POLAND international Pawel Wszolek admitted he could not resist the draw of ‘the home of football’ after signing for QPR on deadline day.
Wszolek joins from Italian Serie B side Hellas Verona after they were relegated at the end of last season from the top flight.
He joins Polish teammate, the defensive midfielder Ariel Borysiuk, 24, who became Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first signing of the summer in June.
Wszolek, 24, missed out on Euro 2016 after breaking his hand, but the midfielder – who is currently on international duty – is keen to push on with QPR.
“I’m very excited about the prospect of playing in England – the home of football, where fans live for the game 24 hours a day,” Wszolek explained.
“QPR is a great club with great traditions, fantastic fans and big ambitions. I want to develop here as a footballer and achieve a higher level.”
Hasselbaink believes the signing represents another step in the club’s quest to return to the top-flight.
He said: “He’s a Polish international with good pedigree who will bring quality to the side.
“He is versatile, can play on either the left or right, and works tirelessly for the team. He’s a very hardworking player.”
SCOTLAND international striker Chris Martin was relieved to seal a transfer deadline day season-long loan at Fulham.
The 27year-old scored 55 goals in 132 league appearances for Derby and admits he was impressed by Slavisa Jokanovic’s intent to push up the Championship table this season.
“I think they have made some excellent signings in this window and they have a manager with aspirations to get back to the Premier League,” said Martin.
“Hopefully I am able to contribute and help them do that. You can never say it wasn’t a distraction because it was in the pipeline for a little while. I’m just glad to get it out of the way.”
DELIGHT: Pawel Wszolek