QPR ambition inspired Green to swap Hammers for Rangers

QUEENS Park Rangers’ incoming England goalkeeper Robert Green insists the Hoop’s ambitions persuaded him to end his six-year association with West Ham and sign a two-year contract with the club.

Green will remain with England until the end of their participation in the European Championship but will arrive at QPR on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the month and is excited about the progress he believes them to be making.

“It’s an exciting period for everybody connected to QPR and I can’t wait to get started,” said Green. “I’m excited about the challenge ahead and hugely encouraged by the direction in which the owners and [manager] Mark Hughes are looking to take the club.”

Following the arrivals of striker Andrew Johnson and defender Ryan Nelsen, Green is the club’s third signing this summer and he could yet be followed by another.

Manchester United defender Fabio da Silva is being lined up for a loan move, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson wishing him to get further first-team experience.