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Football: Queens Park Rangers swoop for Juventus defender Isla

Published on Aug 7, 2014 4:46 AM
Mauricio Isla, Eduardo Vargas and Arturo Vidal (left to right) celebrating a goal for Chile during the 2014 World Cup. Isla, who plays for Juventus, was signed to Premier League new-boys QPR on a season-long loan on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Premier League new-boys QPR signed Chile defender Mauricio Isla on a season-long loan from Juventus on Wednesday.

Isla has received a work permit endorsement from the Football Association and is currently in Italy obtaining his working visa before officially linking up with his new team-mates.

“He’s a top player and we’re delighted to have him here,” QPR manager Harry Redknapp told his club’s website.

“He showed his quality in the World Cup for Chile and it’s a great loan signing for us.

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