Anzhi signing Christopher Samba has explained his decision to leave QPR.
Samba met with QPR chairman Tony Fernandes after Anzhi made an offer too good to refuse.
"I was getting mentally prepared for the battle in the Championship to come back up," said central defender Samba who has signed a three-year deal in Russia.
"Tony Fernandes is a great man. Tony wanted to keep me and help him back up, but I believe the offer from Russia was too good to let it pass by.
"I was not planning to go anywhere. I wanted to reward the club for their support by helping them come back up."