QPR snap up Fulham striker Andy Johnson on a two-year deal

Queens Park Rangers sign Andy Johnson from Fulham on a free transfer, with the striker signing a two-year deal at Loftus Road

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Mark Hughes led QPR to top-flight safety last season Photo: The Sport Review

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Andy Johnson has agreed to join Queens Park Rangers on a two-year deal, with the striker moving to Loftus Road from Fulham on a free transfer.

The 31-year-old was not offered a new deal by Fulham boss Martin Jol after the former Crystal Palace striker scored 27 goals in 107 appearances for the Cottagers.

Johnson, who has eight England caps, will link up with former Fulham boss Mark Hughes on 1 July and will be reunited with ex-Cottagers team-mate Bobby Zamora at Loftus Road.

“I’ve worked closely with Mark before and there are also players here that I’ve played with previously, including Bobby Zamora and Shaun Derry,” Johnson told QPR’s website.

“Those were factors in me joining, but this is a big, big club and I’ve spoken to the chairman and Mark, who both have great ambition for QPR, and it’s something that I wanted to be a part of.

“Mark was brilliant when I was at Fulham. I’d just come off the back of a rough spell with a knee injury and he guided and helped me through that period.

“He was great to play under. He’s a top a manager and has some fantastic staff around him.

“Being an ex-player, he knows what players want and expect. He’s excellent with the players. He speaks to them and he’s on the same level as them.

“He said it’d be great to team up again and that he was thrilled about the possibility of me joining QPR.

Johnson has a proven track record in English football, having netted 147 goals in all competitions, scoring at an impressive rate of one goal in every three appearances throughout his career.

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