Queens Park Rangers, the bottom team in England’s Premier League, said it signed defender Yun Suk Young from South Korea’s Chunnam Dragons on a three-and-a-half year contract.
South Korea international Yun has been granted a work permit and will be eligible to play for QPR when he gets a visa. The transfer fee wasn’t disclosed.
Yun, 22, joins compatriot Park Ji Sung at Loftus Road. The club has also recruited striker Loic Remy and defender Tal Ben Haim in the January transfer window.
Christopher Samba may also join from Russia’s Anzhi Makhachkala after QPR triggered a release clause in the defender’s contract, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.
The west London team has offered 10 million pounds ($15.8 million) for Samba, 28, the BBC said. The Congolese international has also played for Hertha Berlin and Blackburn.
QPR, which drew 0-0 with champion Manchester City last night, needs defensive reinforcements as Ryan Nelsen is set to take up a coaching role with Toronto of Major League Soccer. Anton Ferdinand has been loaned to Bursaspor in Turkey.
Manager Harry Redknapp is also keen to sign Stoke striker Peter Crouch, who previously played for QPR, the BBC added. The London team’s midfielder Alejandro Faurlin will join Italy’s Palermo on loan until the end of the season, Sky Sports reported.
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