Tuesday January 31 2012
Cisse completes QPR switch

Premiership side QPR have confirmed the arrival of Djibril Cisse from Italian outfit Lazio. “He’ll score 10 to 15 goals in England,” says Edy Reja.

The French international is understood to have cost the Loftus Road side €5m – roughly the same figure that Lazio handed to Panathinaikos in the summer for him.

Cisse, 30, has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year contract with the English club.

“QPR have a hugely ambitious project,” Cisse told the club’s website this afternoon.

“When I talked to manager Mark Hughes, he spoke highly of the club and where he wants to take it over the next few years.

“He wanted to sign me at Manchester City and now I am finally here with him at QPR. He wants to achieve big things here – that was all I needed to hear from him.”

Meanwhile, Lazio boss Reja expects the former Liverpool and Auxerre man to start scoring again in a different League.

“I had an extraordinary relationship with him,” the Italian noted. “He’ll find more space in England than he did here in Italy.

“He’ll score 10 to 15 goals in England. He’ll have six months to try to make it into France’s Euro 2012 squad.”

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