Sevilla seal Mbia loan switch

The midfielder will play in La Liga this season as los Rojiblancos look to strengthen in the middle of the park and build on their ninth-placed finish last term

Sevilla have completed a season-long loan deal for QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia.

The Cameroon international joined the Hoops from Marseille at the start of last season as part of the deal that saw Joey Barton go in the opposite direction on loan. 

The 27-year-old was part of the QPR side that finished bottom of the Premier League last term but has not featured in the Championship for Harry Redknapp's side this season. 

A statement from QPR read: "Stephane Mbia has joined Spanish outfit Sevilla on loan.

"Mbia joined QPR from Marseille last summer and has since made 32 appearances in all competitions."

Sevilla have taken one point from their opening two games of the new La Liga campaign, but enjoyed a 4-1 Europa League success over Slask Wroclaw on Thursday.