QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia joins Sevilla on loan

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Stephane Mbia has joined Sevilla on loan.

The Cameroon international, 27, will spend the rest of the season at the Spanish side.

Stephane Mbia career stats

  • 2004-2009 Rennes - apps 104 goals 4
  • 2009-2012 Marseille - apps 64 goals 5
  • 2012-present QPR - apps 24 goals 0

Mbia joined QPR from Marseille last summer, signing a two-year contract, while Joey Barton moved in the other direction on a season-long loan.

He went on to make 32 appearances for the London club, 24 of those coming as the club were relegated from the Premier League last season.

He is the seventh player to leave Rangers, either on loan or permanently, since they dropped into the Championship.

Christopher Samba, Djibril Cisse, Jose Bosingwa, Loic Remy, Esteban Granero and Park Ji-sung have all left in recent months.

Mbia was fined by QPR in May after a message on his Twitter account suggested he wanted to return to his former club Marseille.

Following QPR's relegation there was a message sent to Barton from Mbia's Twitter account asking him if he was interested in returning to Loftus Road.

It read: " @Joey7Barton:  Do you want to rechange (sic) your seat with me?"