QPR have beaten off competition from a number of Europe’s top clubs to clinch the season-long loan signing of Napoli attacker Eduardo Vargas.
Vargas – who featured in all four of Chile’s World Cup Finals fixtures in Brazil this summer, scoring the only goal of the game against Spain – links up with fellow Chilean international team-mate Mauricio Isla at Loftus Road.
In joining, he becomes Harry Redknapp’s sixth signing of the summer transfer window.
Redknapp told www.qpr.co.uk: “Eduardo is a quality player. He’s sharp, he’s bright, and he’s very lively on and off the ball.
“He can play as a number nine, he can play in behind, he can play wide – he’s very versatile.
“I really liked the look of him during the World Cup and he’s a player our scouts have been looking at for some time.
“He’s been on our radar for a long time now and we've had reports on him, from our scout over there, for a while.
“We’ve had him watched a lot, over the last year or so, and the feedback has been very positive.
“I’m delighted we’ve been able to bring him in.”
Vargas, who will wear the number 24 shirt at Loftus Road, is excited about playing in the ‘best league in the world’ for QPR, adding: “I have come here to do as much as I can for QPR in the Premier League.
“I’ve spoken to Mauricio a lot and he said it’s a great, relaxed environment to work in, with a fantastic squad of players.
“The Premier League is the best in the world, the most exciting in the world, and I am looking forward to competing in what is a super-competitive division.”
Vargas has received a work permit / governing body endorsement from the Football Association and will return to Italy in the coming days to obtain his working visa. He is unlikely to feature in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.