PETER LOVENKRANDS has become former Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark’s first signing as manager of Birmingham.
The 32-year-old Danish forward has agreed personal terms on a Bosman free transfer from Newcastle to Blues, who have also been linked with Town’s Antony Kay.
Ex-Rangers man Lovenkrands’ move has been made possible after City’s transfer embargo was finally lifted by the Football League last Wednesday, having been placed on the club in March for not filing their 2010-11 accounts on time.
The Denmark international, a target of both previous Birmingham bosses Hughton and Alex McLeish, was released by Newcastle having scored 26 goals in 85 appearances over two spells since 2009.
He first moved to Britain in 2000 when he joined Rangers, ending a six-year spell North of the border with a switch to German side Schalke, whom he represented for three seasons.
QPR have completed the signing of midfielder Park Ji-sung from Manchester United on a two-year deal.
The South Korea international, 31, has joined the London club for an undisclosed fee.
Park is manager Mark Hughes’ sixth summer capture, joining Ryan Nelsen, Andy Johnson, Rob Green, Samba Diakite and former Old Trafford team-mate Fabio at Loftus Road.
The ambitious club also claim his signing will “put the QPR brand on a global scale”, heading up their attempts to break into the Asian market.