Palermo have this afternoon agreed a loan deal for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Alejandro Faurlin.

The Argentine central midfielder will sign a loan deal until the end of the season, with the option of making it a permanent transfer in the summer.

Since Harry Redknapp’s appointment at Loftus Road, the player has featured sparingly in the side, with leaders and defensive players being preferred to players such as Faurlin and Esteban Granero.

When Faurlin first arrived in England in 2009, he joined for a club record fee of £3.5 million from Instituto and helped lead the Hoops to the Championship title.

His spell in London was soon clouded in controversy with news his move to the club broke certain FA rules, due to a third party ownership being involved with the player, and agents being paid a chuck of his transfer to Loftus Road.

They were nearly deducted 10 points due to being found guilty, though were eventually only fined for the debacle which allowed them promotion to England’s top flight.

Faurlin featured regularly last season, although it appears a loan move to Italy will alow the player first team football once again, and will join up with two other January signings at the Stadio Renzo Barbero in the form of Mauro Boselli and Mauro Formica, who joined from Wigan and Blackburn respectively.