Highly-rated frontman, Charlie Kelman, has completed his move from Southend United to Sky Bet Championship outfit, Queen’s Park Rangers.
The 18-year-old has moved to the West London club on a three year deal with the option of another twelve months. He will initially link up with the R’s under 23 side in order to aid his development.
Speaking to qpr.co.uk, Rangers’ Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, enthused: “We’ve tracked Charlie’s progress and we feel we can bring him to where he needs to be.
“He is a goalscorer and, at just 18, has scored goals in league football already, which alerted us.
“We’ve got two good strikers at the club in Lyndon Dykes and Macauley Bonne already. Initially, Charlie will be with the Under-23s but we want him to push those two.
“He’s tasted a lot of men’s football already, so he understands the game – we just need to polish him up. Hopefully, he can make the grade sooner rather than later.”
Meanwhile, Kelman was quick to thank the Blues for handing him an opportunityto play EFL football, telling www.southendunited.co.uk: “I would like to thank every manager, coach and player that has helped in my development over the years and for making me feel part of the team from the moment I made my debut. I wouldn’t be the person or player I am today without their support.
“I will always keep up to date with everything that happens and I wish the club all the best for the future.”