Nelsen agrees move to Loftus Road

QPR have agreed the signing of New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen.

The 34-year-old defender is available on a Bosman free transfer following a short spell at Tottenham.

Nelsen has completed a medical and agreed a one-year contract at Loftus Road with the option of a further year.

He joined Spurs on a six-month deal at the end of January after seven years at Blackburn, where he played under R’s boss Mark Hughes.

Ironically, Hughes beat QPR to his signing when he captured him from MLS side DC United in 2005.

The then Rangers manager Ian Holloway was keen to sign Nelsen and invited him for a trial before Hughes intervened.

Nelsen was troubled by injuries towards the end of his Blackburn career and did not start a Premier League game during his time at Spurs.

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