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QPR transfer news: Julio Cesar returns from Toronto loan spell ahead of expected departure

Harry Redknapp has previously confirmed that he expects Cesar to leave the Premier League club

QPR have recalled Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar from his loan at Toronto FC, the MLS side have announced.

The 34-year-old, who played in all seven of Brazil's matches at this summer's World Cup, joined Toronto in February and made seven appearances for the Canadian outfit.

A statement on http://www.torontofc.ca read: "Toronto FC announced Friday that Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar has returned to English Premier League club, Queens Park Rangers thus ending his loan with Toronto FC and Major League Soccer."


Toronto general manager Tim Bezbatchenko added: "On behalf of everyone at Toronto FC, I'd like to send our sincere thanks to QPR for the opportunity to bring Julio to Toronto. We'd also like to thank Julio for everything he brought to our club. He made an immediate impact and all of us are better for it."