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US international Reggie Cannon joins English club Queens Park Rangers

Cannon was allowed to sign outside of the transfer window because he was a free agent after leaving Portuguese club Boavista in June

Reggie Cannon
United States Reggie Cannon celebrates after scoring against Costa Rica during an international friendly soccer match in Sandy, USA, Wednesday, June 9, 2021.Rick Bowmer (AP)

United States international Reggie Cannon has joined English second-tier team Queen’s Park Rangers on a four-year contract, the club said Tuesday.

Cannon was allowed to sign outside of the transfer window because he was a free agent after leaving Portuguese club Boavista in June.

“I have always wanted to play in England, this is an incredible opportunity to show what I can do,” the 25-year-old defender said. “I have always wanted to attack overseas football because I think that is where the best players are, and that is how you find your better game and develop, so I really think this will help me achieve the best that I can be as a footballer.”

Cannon previously played for FC Dallas and joined Boavista in 2020.

QPR plays in the English second division and was last in the Premier League in the 2014-15 season.

The club said the transfer was subject to approval by FIFA, the FA and English Football League. Cannon will also need to receive international clearance.

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