On Sunday Queens Park Rangers confirmed the signing of German centre-half Toni Leistner.
The 27-year-old comes in from FC Union Berlin as a free agent following the expiry of his contract and he has signed a new three-year deal with us, obviously adding vital experience to manager Steve McClaren’s young squad.
— QPR FC (@QPR) July 1, 2018
Leistner attracted interest from the Bundesliga and other Championship clubs after signalling his intention to leave his former club back in March when rejecting their offer of a new deal and he has already flown out to Portugal to join up with the side on their pre-season training camp in the Algarve.
Speaking to the Official Site he explained.
“I feel very proud. QPR is a big club and a traditional club so it is good to be here. I like to play football the hard way. I love the physical side of the game and I hope I can give the supporters a lot.”
Leistner is a good friend of Sebastien Polter and he apparently gave him a glowing reference about the club when he asked him for his thoughts.
Also arriving at Loftus Road is 18-year-old right-back Joe Felix. He joins up with our Under 23 set up following the expiry of his deal with Fulham. He was part of their squad that won the Under 16 National Premier League Tournament, and stepping up to the Under 18 set up he also took on captaincy duties.
He completed a trial with us at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, making two appearances for Paul Hall’s side and clearly he impressed enough to give him a 12-month deal so we could take a closer look at him.
— King of Zamunda (@HRHJaffeJoffer) July 1, 2018
— RAF~Ranger (@iJMacauley) July 1, 2018
— Keith Horan (@keithhoran76) July 1, 2018
Really excited by this signing. Welcome Toni
— Luke (@Blued2012) July 1, 2018
Welcome Toni! Look forward to seeing you in the mighty hoops!
— Tristan Steyn (@purpletrash) July 1, 2018
Welcome to LR Toni. Wish all the best with QPR.
— Yousef Marafi® (@Yousef_QPR) July 1, 2018
Welcome Toni. I hope you can fill the BFG role with pride and help the club to succeed! Defensive signings have been a big issue for me, now it's happening! #CmonYouRsss
— The Grey Haired Dude (@QPR4Me) July 1, 2018
Welcome to our club Toni!! Looking forward to seeing you play!! #qpr
— George (@autogeorge) July 1, 2018