Cardiff City's Steven Caulker moves to Queens Park Rangers in a £8.5million move
Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of young English centre-back Steven Caulker from Cardiff City in a move that cost the ‘R’s £8.5million.
Caulker has been reportedly looking for a move back into the Premier League following the Bluebird’s demise from the top tier of English football last season. Now, he has what he wants after signing on the dotted line of a 4 year deal at Loftus Road.
The player was unveiled at the club ground after passing his medical at Loftus Road on Tuesday. The signing would come as a further boost to Harry Redknapp’s side who were also able to bring in former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand to bolster their backline.
The England international will play for his fourth side in as many years this coming season. Caulker came to the fore in the 2011/12 season, whilst on loan at Swansea from his parent club Tottenham.
After spending a frustrating season at White Hart Lane in 2012/13, Caulker moved to newly promoted Cardiff City in search of regular playing time last year. However, his valiant efforts at the back were not enough to see the Bluebirds to safety as they were relegated in their debut season in the Premier League.
That forced Caulker to another move; this time back to London.
Caulker, who is due to fly off to Germany to join up with the rest of the QPR squad for the club's pre-season tour seemed genuinely excited on completing the move.
"Being able to play with Rio was also a big draw. He has been a role model of mine for many years, along with Ledley King. To have the opportunity to play alongside him was something I felt I couldn't miss out on.
"Our first aim this season has to be to get to 40 points to make sure we stay up. That's our first goal."