QPR star Vargas still 'finding his feet', says teammate

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Eduardo Vargas completed a season-long loan switch to Loftus Road during the summer.

The 24-year-old Chilean international starred for his nation at the World Cup, scoring once, and peaking the interest of a number of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Rangers were the first to pounce, and they secured the forward’s signature on a one-year loan from Napoli, whom he moved to in 2012.

He has so far played three times for Rangers in the Premier League, starting two games, and he made his strongest appearance to date on Saturday, registering an assist for Charlie Austin’s goal at Southampton, although Harry Redknapp’s men suffered eventual defeat on the South Coast.

Aside from spending time in Italy, Vargas has also played in Brazil, Spain and his native Chile, and his move to England has been a hard one for the player, with current R’s teammate Bobby Zamora revealing that he is as-of-yet unable to speak any English.

Talking to Get West London, the promotion winning goalscorer said: “He’s a very tidy player.

“He’s been with us a few weeks now and he did well again [on Saturday]. He’s still finding his feet and it’s a big difference in the style of football for him since he’s come here to the Premier League.

“It’s not easy, he’s still only young, he’s come all the way over here and he doesn’t speak any English so it takes time.”

The forward has featured mainly as a winger since his switch to West London, and he displayed a number of positive attacking traits in the display at St Mary’s Stadium. Aside from registering his assist, he played a further two key passes, and was a key outlet down the left flank.

A keen goalscorer, when he finally finds the back of the net for QPR, the Hoops will be looking for the Chilean to catalyse their season and lead them up the table.

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