Former Chelsea defender, Jose Bosingwa, has signed for Queens Park Rangers. The manager of QPR, Mark Hughes, has confirmed the signing of the Portuguese defender. Bosingwa’s contract with Chelsea got finished at the end of the last season and the club didn’t extend the contract of the defender. Bosingwa has become the eighth player to be signed by Mark Hughes this summer. He has joined QPR on a contract of 3 years. After signing Bosingwa, Hughes said that Bosingwa is an experienced defender. He has a lot of versatility in his game and he can play in the midfield as well.
Bosingwa had been playing for Chelsea since the last 4 years. He had joined the club in May 2008 on a contract of 3 years. Chelsea had paid 20.6 million Euros for buying Bosingwa from Porto. Bosingwa played his first match for the Blues against Portsmouth. His first goal for Chelsea was against Stoke city in September 2008. During his four year tenure at Chelsea, Bosingwa had also been involved in the controversies. After the Champions League semi final match against Barcelona in May 2009, Bosingwa had given some controversial statements about the referee of that match and he was banned for three matches due to that. Bosingwa’s performance in the last season was up to the mark. He had played brilliantly in the Champions League semi final match against Barcelona. He came to play as substitute in the 12th minute of that match due to the injury of Gary Cahill and held the back position pretty well after coming on to the field.
After Bosingwa’s decent performance in the last season, his contract was expected to be extended by Chelsea, but, that didn’t happen and the club decided to release the Portuguese defender. After signing for QPR, Bosingwa said that he had the offers of some other clubs as well, but, after talking to the authorities of QPR, he felt that QPR would be the right club for him. As per Bosingwa, it is wonderful that he would not have to go outside England. His family members love staying in England and they are very happy with this news.