Southend United striker Charlie Kelman has completed his move to Queens Park Rangers, signing a three-year contract at Loftus Road.
The highly-rated attacker becomes Rangers’ ninth signing of the window, and joins an impressive-looking Rangers frontline after the recent additions of Albert Adomah and Macauley Bonne.
QPR have made a mixed start to the campaign, collecting five points from their opening four Championship matches, and have confirmed that 18-year-old frontman will initially link-up with the club’s U23s in a bid to eventually make the grade at first-team level.
Kelman, who scored six times in 36 Southend appearances across the previous two seasons, was born in England, but grew up in America and is therefore eligible to play for USA – featuring for both their U18s and U20s,
Despite heading straight into QPR’s development side, R’s fans are delighted with signing of Kelman and have praised the recruitment throughout the summer.
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We’ve gathered together some of the best responses to Rangers’ tweet announcing the deal, including one supporter who joked that QPR are going to win the Championship this season…
— Thomas Hurst (@HurstyGames) October 14, 2020
Love this signing URSSS https://t.co/tkMnye4vPG
— Talking Rangers (@rangers_talking) October 14, 2020
Bit of positivity this morning. Great long term signing for QPR 👏👏 https://t.co/oVHXYuhx1w
— James O'Donnell (@James_Dougal83) October 14, 2020
Brilliant. Last year we had one young striker & had to borrow, which we did very well. This year we've got 4. Excellent news.
— A gentler kind of revenge (@at_revenge) October 14, 2020
I hereby declare Queens Park Rangers Football Club, 2020-2021 champions of the Sky Bet EFL Championship
— James 👑 (@jamesqpr05) October 14, 2020
Love the direction we are going down, developing young players and giving them a clear route to the first team. Exciting times ahead 🔵⚪️
— ⒶⓢⓗⓥⓐⓛⓔⓇ (@AshvaleR) October 14, 2020
Solid signing 🔵⚪️🔵⚪️ happy with that, I know a few that watched him last year and all were impressed
— Sam Prior (@samprior1882) October 14, 2020
Warburton putting together a good young squad https://t.co/YzFigeWkHp
— Ri (@riley_davies1) October 14, 2020
— benjylovell2 (@benjylovell2) October 14, 2020