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Tabloid Rumour: Hangeland to join QPR

last updated Saturday 07th June 2014, 11:11 AM

Former Fulham defender Brede Hangeland
Former Fulham defender
Brede Hangeland
Brede Hangeland
Former Fulham Captain Brede Hangeland is set to join Queens Park Rangers after deliberately engineering a difficult split from Fulham.

The Norway defender turned down the opportunity to leave the club on amicable terms after six and a half years in order to try and smooth his path to joining Fulham's west London rivals.

Hangeland, 32, did not want to play for Fulham in the Championship and agreed to the termination of his contract at Craven Cottage, which had a year left to run, in the hope of securing a £50,000-a-week deal at QPR and avoiding having to move house.

Sportsmail understands he was given 24 hours to think about what he would like to say in a joint statement with Fulham to announce his departure, only to then accuse the club of sacking him via email.

Hangeland said he was 'disappointed beyond words' to be told of such 'sad news' in this manner, but Fulham insisted 'personal protocol was followed' and the player 'was notified in the right way'.

Former Fulham players such as Bobby Zamora, Andrew Johnson and Aaron Hughes have moved to QPR in recent transfer windows and Steve Sidwell could also join Hangeland at Loftus Road next season. The midfielder, 31, was released last month following Fulham's relegation.

Source Laura Williamson at Daily Mail
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