Philip Cocu, the manager of Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven has confirmed the club is trying to tie up a deal to bring Queens Park Rangers’ Korean midfielder Park Ji Sung back to the Philips Stadium.
The former captain of the Korean national team has reportedly been told by the club management at Queens Park Rangers that he is surplus to requirements at the club and is free to move just a year after joining the Loftus Road club from Manchester United on a two year deal last summer.
Park made 25 appearances for Rangers last season as they were relegated from the Premier League to the Championship and is now being lined up by the former Dutch champions for a return to the Netherlands where he spent two years before being sold to Manchester United in 2005. Park Ji Sung played for some time alongside the former Barcelona midfielder Cocu at PSV and according to the manager, the 32 year old is a perfect fit for the club.
He added that the midfielder has all the experience in the world, having played for Manchester United in all the major competitions and would be a valuable addition to the squad. According to the Dutchman, Park is a really valuable player because of his experience of playing in a top side like Manchester United.
Moreover, he has also played at the club for a couple of seasons and knows the club inside out and it wouldn’t take him too long to get settled once again. Cocu went on to add that the players who play upfront for the club at the moment are extremely talented but they could always learn from a player like Park Ji Sung who has played top level football for a very long time in a team like Manchester United.
Harry Redknapp, the Queens Park Rangers manager has claimed that he would like to complete the signing or four or five players during the summer transfer window as he gets ready to lead the club’s promotion charge back to the Premier League next season.
The Championship club came very close to pulling off the signing of england striker Gary Hooper from scottish giants Celtic but the move fell through in the end and ultimately, Premier League club Norwich City swooped to complete a swift deal for the player who had been the star of the Bhoys’ Scottish Premier League campaign last term.
And though visibly upset at losing out on one of his prime transfer targets, Harry Redknapp is still upbeat that he can bring in four or five new players who can help the club gain promotion back to the Premier League. Redknapp also mentioned that he was upset at losing out on signing Hooper, who wanted to come to Queens Park Rangers but a lack of effort from the club management allowed Norwich City to swoop for him.
And although Hooper has gone on record to state that the lure of the Premier League would have been hard to turn down, the former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur manager has insisted that Hooper wanted a move to Loftus Road and not Carrow Road.
Speaking of the new season, Harry stated that the club is building a team for the term and he still has a few players on his shortlist of targets but added that when he does put his team together, it will be a strong lineup, capable of beating andy and every side in the Championship.
Queens Park Rangers get their Championship campaign underway against Sheffied Wednesday at home in Loftus Road on the 3rd of August.