PHOTO: Chile international poses in QPR shirt ahead of anticipated move

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QPR are yet to officially announce the capture of Mauricio Isla on loan, but the Chilean has already been snapped wearing the shirt of his new club.

Mauricio Isla rose to prominence during his five-year spell at renowned talent-developers Udinese, signed by the Zebrette after an impressive performance at the 2007 U-20 World Cup.

Juventus saw fit to snap up the Chilean for themselves two years ago having witnessed his exploits in Serie A first hand in what looked a brilliant move for the Old Lady.

The energetic wing-back, however, has struggled since putting pen to paper with the Bianconeri.

Just 18 starts in the Italian top flight in two seasons with Juventus make for ugly reading, and the club have decided a change of scenery could help Isla rediscover the brilliance of his Udinese days.

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta divulged at the weekend that the 26-year-old will ply his trade in the Premier League this season, a loan deal having been struck with QPR.

But despite Isla already having taken his medical with the R’s and Marotta’s confirmation, the move is yet to be officially announced.

Still, QPR fans have been given a sneak preview of their new signing in the club’s shirt - the Chilean having tweeted out a picture of himself at Loftus Road that was quickly deleted.

An accompanying message read: “Starting a new stage on my career. Happy for being a new QPR player.”

Reports in the Italian media state that the deal is complete and will be announced soon, after which Isla will likely get the chance to post a permanent introduction to his new fans on social media.

Should the Chilean - who made four appearances at the World Cup in Brazil - find his vintage form in west London, QPR supporters will certainly enjoy seeing more of him in the club’s jersey.

Isla’s loan deal is said to contain an option for the R's to sign him permanently next summer should he impress - something he’ll be keen to do after a pair of lacklustre terms in Turin.

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