Queens Park Rangers have replaced Danny Shittu by signing Zesh Rehman from Fulham.
The Championship club sold Shittu to Watford over the weekend and have acted quickly to bring in another centre half after striking a deal for Rehman.
The 22-year-old has agreed a three-year contract with QPR after struggling to hold down a first-team place at Craven Cottage.
Rehman was happy to drop down a division to move to Loftus Road and is looking forward to the chance to play regularly.
“I went down to Harlington yesterday and spoke with Gary Waddock and I was really impressed with what I heard,” Rehman told the club’s official website.
“He told me he wants to help me improve as a player and that’s what I want.
“All I want to do is play football – the money doesn’t interest me any more.
“I could have sat at Fulham and just been happy to pick up my wages, but that’s not what I am all about.”
The defender made 30 appearances during his Fulham career, but spent the second half of last season on loan at Norwich City.
Swansea City had been keen on signing the stopper earlier in the summer, but gave up the pursuit, with Rehman now having secured a deal to stay in London.