Exclusive – QPR chairman delighted by ‘dream’ signing

first_imgSigning Sandro from Tottenham is a dream come true, Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has revealed.The 25-year-old was a fan favourite at White Hart Lane but after a string of injuries, and a falling out with ex-boss Tim Sherwood, he found himself on the fringes of the first-team at Spurs.After landing the defensive midfielder in a deal worth around £10million, Fernandes admitted the Brazilian is a player he has long admired and he believes Super Hoops fans will love having a character like Sandro at Loftus Road.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I remember watching him against Queens Park Rangers and thinking wouldn’t it be great to have a player like him. It seemed like a distant dream, but it’s great to dream.“When I met him it was even more special, he’s such a larger than life character and will bring so much to the club. I think the fans will love him.“I was looking at websites and Facebook, and you could see how popular he was with Spurs fan, so it was a bit of a coup.”Meanwhile, Fernandes also admitted Queens Park Rangers are likely to try and sign Jermain Defoe in January after failing with a move this summer.He added: “We tried very hard [to sign Jermain Defoe] but it’s not gone forever. I’m sure we’ll have another crack in January. Toronto are going into the play-offs, have sacked manager [Ryan Nelson] and thought it would get a negative reaction if they let Jermain Defoe go.“I feel for Jermain, he really wanted to come back, but we haven’t given up.“Losing Loic Remy when we did was a bit of a blow but Harry was very philosophical. We tried to get some strikers in but he feels we have enough within the group.”last_img read more