Former Monaco and Sevilla man agrees short-term move to Loftus Road.
Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the signing of 33-year-old Uruguayan striker Javier Chevanton on a short-term deal, BBC Sport reports.
The Championship leaders had been looking to bring in cover for the injured pairing of Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson, which had left them well short upfront. This had led to some speculation that they could look to sign the likes of Carlton Cole on a free transfer, or consider loan moves for Tottenham pair Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane.
However, Harry Redknapp has opted to bring in the highly experienced Chevanton, who has represented both Monaco and Sevilla in successful spells in European football, as well as scoring 7 goals in 22 appearances for the Uruguayan national team.
Chevanton was a free agent having been released by Italian side Lecce at the end of last season, and Redknapp explained that he was pleased with what he had seen from the striker during a period of training with the club.
His current contract runs only until the 24th of December, though the veteran forward will be hoping to impress and earn a permanent deal at Loftus Road, despite firm competition for places.
“With the injuries we’ve had to Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson, we’re really short of options in that department,” Redknapp said.
“Javier has spent time with us and integrated into the group very well.
“He arrives with a good pedigree and gives us a much-needed extra option in attack.”