QPR boss Mark Hughes admits Esteban Granero came close to joining them last season.

Granero signed from Real Madrid on Thursday night.

"He wanted to come in January but Real Madrid got an injury a couple of days before we were supposed to conclude it so they didn't let him out," Hughes said.

"He's going to be a good player for us. He has been brought up at a top club since he was nine and having been at Real Madrid has values and standards."