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QPR new-boy Granero: Speed and power of Premier League will suit me

The Spanish midfielder, who arrived at Loftus Road from Real Madrid in the summer, feels that the hustle and bustle of the English game will bring out his best qualities

QPR new-boy Esteban Granero feels that his aggression makes him a perfect fit for the Premier League.

The Spaniard, who arrived at Loftus Road from Real Madrid on the penultimate day of the summer transfer window for a fee of around £9 million, reveals he has always admired the frenetic nature of the English game.

And, having spent three years trying and failing to break into the starting XI at the Bernabeu, he believes he is ready to make an impact in a top league.

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"I like the speed and power of the Premier League," Granero said. "I'm an aggressive player in a good way and I will mix well with this type of football.

"I also like to play against my friends. I have friends here, for example I will play Mata on Saturday. I used to play with him in Real's academy. We are friends until two hours before the game."

Granero struggled to fend off some star-studded competition for places in Madrid before making the switch to London, but insists it has improved him as a player.

"Real were my club since I was eight so of course it was a big change, but it wasn't that traumatic for me because I was so excited to join QPR," he added.

"I played for three years for Real. Now I'm more mature, I've improved my mind and my football."