Sandro to QPR: Latest Transfer Details, Reaction and More

Stuart NewmanFeatured ColumnistSeptember 1, 2014

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Brazilian midfielder Sandro made the switch to Queens Park Rangers on transfer deadline day, as the 25-year-old reunites with former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road.   

Redknapp confirmed the move to Rob Harris of The Associated Press:

QPR later confirmed the deal via the club's Twitter account:

Sandro's potential reunion with his former manager was one of the bigger stories on deadline day, and Redknapp has landed his man before the transfer window slammed shut.

Having lost striker Loic Remy to Chelsea on Sunday, per BBC Sport, QPR were always going to splash the cash on Monday. They did so with Spurs’ out-of-favour midfielder—who makes the switch on a yet-to-be-disclosed contract

Redknapp himself brought Sandro to Tottenham from Internacional back in 2010, and the tough-tackling star quickly made himself a fan favourite at White Hart Lane.

However, recent Spurs managers haven’t seen Sandro in the same light as Redknapp, meaning it was only a matter of time before the Brazilian headed for the exit door.

His big-fish status will certainly return at Loftus Road as the Hoops look to remain in the Premier League after achieving promotion last season.

Sandro will join fellow new recruit Leroy Fer in the heart of QPR’s midfield when the action returns following the international break, and while his match fitness may not be at its peak, he’ll undoubtedly offer a great deal to the club’s cause.

With some time left of the transfer window, Sandro could yet be joined by more new stars at Loftus Road, as the club look to reverse their shaky start to the new campaign.

The Brazilian will certainly help them on their quest to do that, as there are few quite as solid as Sandro currently plying their trade in the English top flight.