Yossi Benayoun signs for QPR


Yossi Benayoun has joined Championship team Queens Park Rangers on a deal that will keep him at Loftus Road until the end of the season.

The ex- Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham player signed for the Championship side, after a successful trial at Loftus Road as a free-agent following the Israel captain's release from west London rivals Chelsea in the summer.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp is happy with his signing, saying "Yossi is a good footballer, a top-class player."

The 32-year-old, who has 93-caps for his country, had been hoping for a longer deal, but a short-term contract has been agreed.

Redknapp is hoping that Benayoun will help to bolster his squad and give him further attacking options.

He could make his league debut, this weekend against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. QPR currently lie in second place in the Championship table, level on points with Burnley above them, after 19 games.

QPR are looking to gain promotion back into the Premier League and Yossi Benayoun, with all his experience at the top level, is a great acquisition in order to help Redknapp and his team to achieve this.

Benayoun said of the transfer: "I have been training here for two weeks and now I can't wait to get involved and help the team.

"The manager was a very big factor for me. He showed me from the beginning that he really wanted me, and he is someone I have always wanted to play for so I am very happy.

"I have played in the Premier League for the last eight years and I enjoy England very much.

"The Championship is also a great league and I am looking forward to playing in it and helping QPR build on a great start to the season."

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