New signings arrive part 1
With the many departures of first team players, the squad looked depleted. McKeown assessed the squad and knew he would need a signing or two for each position.
In first was wide man, Downing for a small fee of just £2.7m as Liverpool suffered a big loss after paying £20m. He brings much experience to the side and hopefully will impress for his new side. He was said to be delighted at the move and get his career back on track.
Former Chelsea man, Sinclair was next in through the door after a frustrating time at Manchester City, warming the bench whilst earning his cash. He was pleased with the move as the manager promised him playing time and has signed a 3 year contract in a £3.4m move from City.
Fabio da Silva
Fabio who had been on loan at QPR, made his move permanent as he was surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Fabio was pleased with the move saying that he had no hope of a first team place at Man United and that QPR would be the best move for him.
The QPR midfield looked rather bleak after the departures of Barton, Whelan, Delph etc and in came Henderson from Liverpool who was transfer listed by request after a lack of first team opportunities since arriving from Sunderland. He arrived for another small fee of £2.1m which will seem very good business.
With QPR short of quality up front, Defoe arrived for a bargain fee of £500k in which it would be his 4th London club having previously played for Spurs, West Ham and also Charlton as a youth. Defoe has an excellent goalscoring record and his goals should help QPR dominate in the league.