Mbia arrives at QPR
Queens Park Rangers have completed their 12th summer signing after confirming the arrival of Cameroon international Stephane Mbia.
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The midfield powerhouse, who is also capable of playing in defence, has signed a two-year contract after moving for an undisclosed fee from Marseille.
QPR manager Mark Hughes has been a busy man in the transfer window and he is pleased with his latest acquisition, who has been tipped to become a star.
Hughes told QPR's official website: "Stephane is a very good player, and is another who can play in a number of positions.
"He is very adept as a defensive midfielder but he has been regularly playing at centre back so we have got another player who can add to the flexibility of the squad.
"He is a big, strong guy with a strong mentality. He wants to win and is the type of player I want at the club.
"We have been talking about getting a centre back and he is in my mind for that role, but he is just as adept in midfield and I wouldn't have any worries about playing him in either position."
Mbia expressed his delight at the move, as he said: "It was an easy decision because this is an important move for my career.
"It has always been a dream of mine to play in the Premier League, which I believe is the best league in the world.
"The ambitions of the club and what the board of directors and the manager want to achieve here excites me greatly.
"I am so happy and enthusiastic about what the future holds here and can't wait to be part of this exciting project."