DJ in the mix for the R's
Today QPR announced there first cash summer signing ahead of the start of the new season as DJ Campbell joins from Blackpool.
The fee for the Hammersmith born striker is believed to be £1.25million, the release fee clause that was inserted into his contract when he joined Blackpool.
Campbell started off his career as a youngster in the R's youth ranks before moving to the West Midlands to play for Aston Villa's youth team.
He was not offered a professional contract at Villa and left to ply his trade in the lower echelons of English Football, with the first stop being at Chesham United.
After a successful season there, scoring 16 goals in 29 games, DJ then moved on to Stevenage Borough.
An unhappy time was endured there for two season and eventually Campbell moved on to Yeading.
Campbell impressed during an FA Cup game against Newcastle United in front of the BBC cameras and this paved the way for a £5,000 move to Brentford in 2005.
In January 2006 DJ was on the move back up to the West Midlands as Birmingham agreed to pay Brentford £500,000 for the strikers services.
Campbell helped the Blues' achieve promotion back to the Premier Leaugue in 2007 and scored 9 goals in 43 goals for the club, this attracted he attention of Leicester and they in turn spent £1.6 million on the striker.
Campbell struglled to hold down a regular starting position for Leicester and in 2009 he moved to Bloomfield road for the first of two loan periods at the Seasiders, the second one being in February 2010.
On the 31st August 2010 Campbell became Blackpool's record signing, a £1.25 million fee was paid by the newly promoted Premier League team.
He scored 13 goals from 31 appearances last season, an impressive return considering Blackpool's defensive frailties.
Now Campbell returns to London and is looking to impress, this is what he told the Official QPR Website -
"It's a Club that I supported as a kid," an excited Campbell told www.qpr.co.uk.
"I grew up around here and QPR have played a massive part in my life.
"This was my first Club, from 6-16, so to finally be back here at the age of 29 is really special."
He added: "It's a massive Club and it means a lot to me to be back here where it all began.
"There were other Clubs in the Premier League that showed an interest but when I heard QPR were in for me it was an offer I couldn't refuse - this is my Club."
What a great signing this will be for the R's!
We hope you have a very successful time in the Hooped shirt DJ!!!!!