QPR sign Spanish midfielder Esteban Granero from Real Madrid

Esteban Granero

QPR have signed Spanish midfielder Esteban Granero from Real Madrid.

The 25-year-old signed a four-year contract after passing a medical. The transfer fee has not been disclosed.

A former Spain Under-21 international, Granero made 28 appearances for Real as they won La Liga last season.

Manager Mark Hughes told QPR's official website:external-link "He is a great player, first and foremost. You don't play at a club like Real Madrid if you're not and he is very well regarded there."

He added: "For him to leave a club of that stature to come to us shows the belief he has in what we are trying to do."

Granero joins Jose Bosingwa, Rob Green, Junior Hoilett, Park Ji-sung, Ryan Nelsen and Julio Cesar as arrivals at Loftus Road in the current transfer window.