Park heads to QPR

  • Last Updated: July 6 2012, 23:04 BST

QPR are set to complete the marquee signing of Manchester United's Park Ji-sung.

Park Ji-sung: On his way to Loftus Road

The South Korea international will move to Loftus Road for a fee of £2million once the relevant paperwork has been completed.

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Park, who won four Premier League titles and a Champions League during his time at United, is understood to have been swayed to join QPR by their ambitious plans.

The 31-year-old became one of Sir Alex Ferguson's most reliable players after joining the club in the summer of 2005.

Park began his professional career with Japanese side Kyoto Purple Sanga aged 18 and impressed during Guus Hiddink-led Korea's successful run to the World Cup semi-finals in 2002.

Such performances saw him follow the Dutchman to PSV Eindhoven, where he played for three years before joining United for £4million.

However, after seven successful years in the north west, Park is now set for a move to the capital with QPR.

The Rs return to pre-season training on Monday, when the club have slated a press conference to make a major announcement that they believe could help turn the club into a "global" brand.

Park would certainly help the Hoops achieve that aim after his success at United, not only on the field but commercially as well.

Rumours of Park moving to the Rs have been around all day and earlier SkyBet even suspended betting on him leaving for Loftus Road.

That move followed reports that QPR would unveil a South Korean player on Monday, although some suggested it could be Celtic's Ki Sung-yueng.

The midfielder is not set for an imminent move to QPR, although it is understood that manager Mark Hughes is interested in signing him.

As well as a potential new signing, there have been suggestions Monday's press conference could be about a move to a new ground.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes completed his takeover at Loftus Road less than a year ago and has been quick to try and bring both the playing squad and facilities up to Premier League standard.

The Malaysian businessman revealed earlier this week the club are evaluating three potential sites for a new stadium.

He posted on Twitter moments after the west Londoners revealed a major announcement would be made, saying: "Excellent stadium meeting. Wow. Looks great. Going to make big announcement. Hopefully see amit [Bhatia, vice-chairman] in a few hours to brief him. Wow."

He then added: "Stadium will be in west london. Will not lose overall atmosphere. Lots to do and many pitfalls but great first step."