R's complete Tommasi swoop
Queens Park Rangers have snapped up ex-Italy international Damiano Tommasi on a free transfer.
Last Updated: 10/09/08 1:43pm
Queens Park Rangers have snapped up former Italy international Damiano Tommasi on a free transfer.
Tommasi has signed a one-year contract at Loftus Road after leaving Levante at the end of last season.
The midfielder, who played for Italy at the 2002 World Cup, had spent two years with Spanish side Levante after previously enjoying a decade at Roma.
R's boss Iain Dowie is confident that the 34-year-old's experience will be a valuable addition to his squad for the rest of the campaign.
"The signing of Damiano adds great experience to the squad," Dowie told the club's official website.
"He'll complement what Gavin Mahon and Martin Rowlands provide in that area.
"He has played at the highest level for club and country and to have a player of that calibre available can only be good for QPR.
"We've got some fantastic young talent in the squad, such as (Emmanuel) Ledesma, (Angelo) Balanta, (Daniel) Parejo and (Hogan) Ephraim, and training with someone of Damiano's stature will be of huge benefit to them I'm sure.
"In the short term, he could prove to be very useful to us."