QPR sign striker Washington in deal worth more than £2.5m

Date published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 3:05

Conor Washington: Signed for QPR

Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of Conor Washington from Peterborough for a fee in excess of £2.5million.

The 23-year-old striker has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Loftus Road with the fee officially undisclosed.

Washington, who signed for the League One side for an initial £150,000 from Newport County in January 2014, passed a medical on Tuesday morning before signing on the dotted line.

Newport have so far received £220,000 for Washington and they will also receive a sell-on fee, believed to be 20 per cent of any profit.

The frontman has scored 15 goals for Posh this season, with 14 in his last 19, and he will go into the squad to face Wolves at the weekend as he aims to fill the boots of the departed Charlie Austin.

“As a striker, having someone like Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink here as manager was a massive pull for me. He’s been there, seen it and done it at the very highest level and that can only benefit me as a player,” Washington told the club’s website.

“I feel I’ve improved as a player over the last 18 months. My mentality has changed and I’m a better player for it. But I also feel there’s a lot more to come from me and I believe I can properly go on to fulfil my potential at QPR.

“I know I’ve still got a long way to go in my development but I’m relishing the chance to prove my worth. I’ve proved I can do it at every level I’ve played at so far, so I don’t see any reason why I can’t do it here with QPR.

“I can’t wait to pull on the QPR shirt and show the fans what I’m capable of.”

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