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QPR keeper Green admits Julio Cesar arrival shocked him

Robert Green admits QPR's signing of Julio Cesar shocked him.

Former West Ham United goalkeeper Green had only been with the Rs for a few weeks when Julio Cesar was snapped up from Inter Milan.

"I came to QPR looking for a new challenge after six years at West Ham, a wonderful time capped off by promotion at Wembley," Green told the Mail on Sunday. "Kevin Hitchcock, the goalkeeping coach at QPR, is an old mate and I came to work for him on the understanding that I was first choice. I'd played for England in May, I was in the European Championship squad and, at 32, I'm in the prime of my life.

"If he'd said to me we're also going to sign someone who's won Serie A five times and the Champions League and is one of the biggest names in South American football, I would have thought twice before signing."

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