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QPR sign winger Nasser El Khayati

QPR have completed the signing of wide-man Abdenasser El Khayati from Burton Albion.

The Dutchman has penned a two-and-a-half year deal at Loftus Road after Rangers agreed an undisclosed fee with the League One side for his services.

The move reunites Nasser – as he’s affectionately known – with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who signed the player just over a year ago from Dutch third tier side Kozakken Boys.

In truth, El Khayati has flourished ever since, playing a pivotal role in the Brewers’ recent rise to the summit of League One following their promotion last summer, scoring eight goals in 26 appearances from a wide midfield role this season.

Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, El Khayati expressed his delight at linking up with Hasselbaink once again, commenting: “I am very happy to sign for QPR and work again with Jimmy.

“He has been a big help for me on and off the pitch during my time here in England. I have developed as a player with him and I am looking forward to continuing to improve at QPR.

“Hard work has got me to this stage in my career but I want to progress even further now.

“I found my way at Burton and I am confident I will find my way with QPR. I am more than confident that I can do it and with hard work, I believe I will have a positive impact here.

“I am excited about playing for QPR and can't wait to show the supporters what I can do.”

A protégé of Hasselbaink, the R’s boss is excited about bringing El Khayati to Loftus Road, commenting: “I know him well and he's a good character. He wants to work hard and wants to keep improving.

“He's a very technical player – something totally different to what we have here. He likes to take people on and create.

“He's a wide player, who can also play off the front if we need him to. He prefers to play from the left because he can go both ways – in or out.

“He is a player that the supporters will like. He's from Moroccan origin, so he tries to play with that flair.”

Hasselbaink added: “This will be a step up – there’s a lot more to come from him – but we are confident he can continue to improve here.

“He's somebody that I firmly believe will succeed at QPR. He really wanted to come here and play for the club.”

El Khayati will wear the number 19 shirt at Loftus Road.

Hard work has got me to this stage in my career but I want to progress even further now.

Nasser El Khayati