Report: QPR to announce signing of Italian fullback Marco Motta on Thursday

Marco Motta is to join Queens Park Rangers, according to a report.

According to the latest report in Tuttomercatoweb, Queens Park Rangers are to sign Marco Motta on a six-month contract after the defender successfully passed a trial.

The former Juventus defender has been without a club after leaving Watford in the summer, only six months after joining the Hornets and helping the club achieve promotion to the Premier League.

Motta made nine Championship appearances at Vicarage Road, but his efforts failed to land him a permanent deal and he has since been out of action.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is keen to add fresh faces this month in a bid to turn his side’s season around, and Motta was invited to join the club last week on trial.

As per the latest report from Tuttomercatoweb, the fullback has impressed in training and could now be available for this weekend’s FA Cup clash with a deal to be announced on Thursday.

“Marco Motta has passed the trial period, the defender is ready to sign wit QPR. The announcement will be made on Thursday. A Six-month contract with no options for the future but with the ability to stay,” the report reads.

QPR have struggled since Hasselbaink was appointed as their new manager, presiding over a winless run of six games which culminated in a 2-1 home defeat to Hull City last weekend.

The Hoops currently sit 11 points off the playoff positions, having won only seven of 25 league matches.

Motta will provide the club with options in both fullback positions and boasts plenty of experience after featuring for a number of top-flight Italian clubs such as Juventus, Roma, Atalanta and Torino.

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