Premiership: Mauricio Isla: QPR sign Juventus defender on season-long loan

Newly-promoted Premier League side Queens Park Rangers have signed Juventus defender Mauricio Isla on a season-long loan.

The Chile international, 26, has joined the west London club with a view to a permanent transfer.

He has completed a medical at Loftus Road and is currently in Italy to receive a working visa.

“I am very happy to be here – this is the start off an exciting new adventure for me,” he said.

Hoops manager Harry Redknapp said: “He’s a top player and we’re delighted to have him here.

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

Isla, who started all four of Chile’s matches at this year’s Fifa World Cup and has 51 caps, is QPR’s fourth summer signing.