Filed: Thursday, 21st June 2012
By: Staff Writer
Robert Green has left West Ham after six years at the club, it has been confirmed.
The England international, who is currently on duty for his country at the European Championships has signed a permanent contract with fellow Premier League side Queens Park Rangers, according to reports emanating from West London this morning.
A delighted Rangers boss Mark Hughes, speaking this morning said: "It was important we brought another quality keeper into the group."
Green, who was signed by Alan Pardew from Norwich for just £2million in 2006 has been a virtual ever-present for the Hammers in the last six years.
However his refusal to sign a new contract despite being offered a healthy incentive to do so - reported to be double that of his existing salary - meant that he was always likely to leave on a free transfer this summer.
The 32-year-old's departure means that Stephen Henderson and new signing Jussi Jasskelainen will now do battle for the vacant number one shirt.
KUMB.com would like to wish Rob the very best of luck with his new career.
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Player of the Year: 2007/08
Player of the Year (Runner Up): 2006/07, 2010/11
Player of the Year (Third Place): 2009/10, 2008/09
Best Signing (Third Place): 2006/07
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