QPR complete signings of Hevertton Santos and Liam Morrison

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QPR have bolstered their defence with the additions of right-back Hevertton Santos and centre-back Liam Morrison.

Santos, 23, arrives from Estrela da Amadora in Portugal, having risen through the ranks at Sporting Lisbon.

Santos expressed his excitement about joining QPR, stating, "I am very happy to be here. This is a very historical club with a huge story. I am really excited to be with the fans at Loftus Road and to feel their passion.”

Having spent his career in Portugal, Santos is eager for a new challenge.

“I like this type of challenge. Life is made of opportunities and this is a big one for me. It was always my dream to play in England because I love the way you think about football here, the way you play football here. When you compare with other countries, it is like another sport.”

Reflecting on his past season, he added, “Last year was a nice experience for all of us, it was special for me. Playing in the big stadiums of Portugal against Sporting, Benfica, Porto, it was very good.”

In addition, QPR have secured the signing of 21-year-old Liam Morrison from Bayern Munich.

The Scotland Under-21 captain, who started his career at Celtic, spent last season on loan at Wigan Athletic in League One.

“I’m delighted,” Morrison said. “It has been something that has been in the works for the last couple of weeks and I am really looking forward to getting started.”

Morrison, who played 35 games for Wigan last season, believes his experience in League One has prepared him well for the Championship.

“League One is also a demanding league, a very physical league. There are a lot of games, like the Championship. I know the Championship is a step up but I am confident I will be able to handle that step.”

Explaining his decision to move to QPR, Morrison said, “The way QPR are aiming to progress in the future is something that suits me, and the way they love to play football is also my style of football, so for me to take the next step in my career, this was a no-brainer.”

Morrison described himself as a “typical Scottish defender,” saying, “You throw your body in front of the ball to make sure it doesn’t go in the goal! I am comfortable with the ball at my feet, a lot of my game is about playing out from the back, and I have good leadership qualities so hopefully I can bring that to the team.”