Djibril Cisse joins Al-Gharafa

Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cisse has joined Qatari side Al-Gharafa on loan until the end of the season.

Since Harry Redknapp's arrival at Loftus Road, the temperamental player was told he was surplus to requirements in their quest for Premier League survival, with the writing being on the wall once the club broke their transfer record to bring in Loic Remy last week.

Cisse initially moved back to the Premier League last January, where he was signed by former Manager Mark Hughes on a two-and-a-half year contract from Serie A side Lazio.

He has played for no less than 10 clubs in his career to date, and leaves the Premier League once again after scoring 9 goals in 27 appearances for QPR in all competitions.

The loan is initially until the end of the season, although reports suggest this could turn into a permanent deal if things pan out well for the former French International.