NELSEN CHASING PARK
QPR recently lost the services of the defender Ryan Nelsen after he took over the managerial job at the MLS club Toronto FC.
Now, he is looking to attract some of his former teammates to the MLS club in the hope of being successful in his first managerial job. The former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji sung arrived at Loftus Road with a big reputation, but the South Korean has struggled to replicate his Old Trafford form.
This has led to criticism from the fans and the media. The 32-year-old could now be set for a move away from QPR, and he has been linked with a reunion with former teammate at Toronto FC.
Nelsen will have to do without the services of Eric Hassli and Torsten Frings at Toronto after the two influential midfielders have left the club. Ji sung Park is expected to be the replacement. Park might not consider moving to Toronto especially because he is getting regular game time at QPR.
The midfielder has made 20 appearances for the Premier league strugglers this season. The 32-year-old is yet to score a goal for his new club. Park was one of the highlights of the South Korean national team that reached the semifinals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Since then, Park has played for the likes of Ajax and Manchester United before moving to QPR. He still has several years of football left in him. If Toronto are interested in signing the 32-year-old, then they should be opening the two spots available for bringing in players under the star designation.
There are several former Premier league players who have become established MLS players. The Everton midfielder Tim Cahill and Tottenham striker Robbie Keane are some of the names of established MLS players, who have been signed from the Premier league in the past.