QPR make Diakite loan move permanent

QPR have completed the permanent signing of Mali midfielder Samba Diakite.

QPR have completed the permanent signing of Mali midfielder Samba Diakite.

The 23-year-old made nine appearances for QPR last term whilst on loan from French club Nancy.

QPR boss Mark Hughes told www.qpr.co.uk: "Samba was a real find for us in January, so we're delighted he's joined us permanently.

"He's a very accomplished footballer and he's made to measure for the Premier League.

"He's got good pace, strength and ability on the ball and he's going to be a great asset for us going forward. There's still so much more to come from him.

"He's only been exposed to the Premier League for a handful of games, so I'm sure he's raring to go and get back into the action again."

Diakite was delighted with the deal.

"It's a dream come true to sign this contract," he said.

"I loved my time here on loan and I couldn't be happier to join QPR on a permanent deal.

"It's a fantastic club to play for and the owners have great plans for the future - I am just delighted to be part of it.

"This is a really exciting move for me."

 

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