QPR complete signing of defender Friel

QPR have completed the signing of teenage defender Rocco Friel.

The out-of-contract 17-year-old has moved to west London from Hearts, where he rejected offers of a new deal.

The R’s¬†identified him as a potential signing towards the end of last season. He will initially play for the club’s development side.

Friel, a Scotland Under-17 international, is primarily a right-back but can also play as a wing-back or in midfield.

He was at Rangers before leaving the Glasgow club to join Hearts in 2021.