The Rob Green experiment is over already at Queens Park Rangers and the club today announced the signing of Brazilian international, and Champions League winner, Julio Cesar.
Green was signed over the summer from West Ham, and was expected to be the club’s number one goalkeeper this season. But after two shaky games, Mark Hughes realized that he made a mistake and he went out and got Julio Cesar. Cesar had been released by Inter Milan in a cost cutting move and the former Inter goalkeeper signed a four year contract with QPR.
Julio Cesar, who has won 64 caps for his country, told www.qpr.co.uk:
‘I’m so happy and excited to be here.
‘The ambition of this club was presented to me by the chairman and the coach and I couldn’t have been more impressed.
‘The desire to achieve things at this club is clear for everyone to see and I wanted to be part of that. I have come here to compete for the shirt and give my all.’
On his game Cesar is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world. His is a big physical presence and his experience has to be worth 8 to 10 points a season for QPR. Which might well be the difference between staying in the Premier League and getting relegated.