QPR have confirmed the signing of winger Wayne Routledge from Barclays Premier League side Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

Routledge, who has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal, rejected a permanent move to Coca-Cola Championship rivals Cardiff where he had enjoyeda successful loan spell.

Routledge told the club's official website: "I'm thrilled to be here. The manager has a great vision about where he wants to take the club and he sees me playing a big part in that."

He added: "The reason I am here is because the manager showed an unbelievable desire to get me to QPR and I am delighted to seal the move."

Rangers boss Paulo Sousa added: "I am delighted we've been able to bring Wayne to QPR. There were a number of clubs interested in signing him, but we've got our man and I couldn't be happier."

The 23-year-old, who has been capped at England Under-21 level, has played for Crystal Palace, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Fulham.

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