Mark Hughes thrilled with QPR’s loan capture of Taye Taiwo

The Nigeria international becomes the first signing of Mark Hughes' reign at Queens Park Rangers, joining from AC Milan

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Mark Hughes has described Queens Park Rangers’ loan signing of Taye Taiwo from AC Milan as a “fantastic coup” for the Loftus Road outfit.

The Nigeria international full-back has penned a deal until the end of the season and becomes Hughes’ first signing as QPR boss.

“To get him now is a fantastic coup and a real statement of intent that we can attract the quality of player that he is. I am looking forward to working with him,” said Hughes.

“He has got great ability, a good reputation in the game and a great personality. He plays with a smile on his face and I think QPR fans are going to enjoy seeing him play for us.”

The 26-year-old moved from Marseille to AC Milan last summer but struggled to have an impact at the San Siro, making just eight appearances in all competitions.

Taiwo has been handed the No34 shirt and the left-back is eager to make an impression at his new club.

“It’s a new and exciting challenge for me and one I am very much looking forward to,” said Taiwo.

“I’m very grateful to Mark Hughes for bringing me here. It is always nice for a player when you know the manager wants you and I will repay his faith in me.

“I can’t wait to play for the club. I know only hard work, good performance, dedication, and passion will connect me with the fans but I’m prepared.

“I’m looking forward to what lies ahead and I’m prepared to give my all to the QPR cause.”

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