The 30-year-old, who can play in either full-back position or as a defensive midfielder, has been training with the Premier League strugglers in a bid to prove his fitness


EXCLUSIVE
By Graeme Bailey

QPR are in talks to sign Argentine free agent defender Pablo Alvarez, Goal can reveal.

Alvarez has been without a club ever since he was released by Serie A side Catania in the summer and is training with QPR this week in a bid to prove his fitness.

The 30-year-old, who can play in either full-back position or as a defensive midfielder, has held talks with a number of clubs around Europe but Harry Redknapp is in pole position to sign him.

“Pablo has been considering his options, but he has always harboured the ambition to play in the Premier League and when the chance to talk with QPR and Harry came up, he jumped at the opportunity,” Barry McIntosh, Alvarez’s British representative, told Goal.

Alvarez played for Boca Juniors and Estudiantes in his native Argentina before joining Catania in 2008 and spent time on loan with Rosario Central and Zaragoza during his four years under contract with the Italian side.

QPR currently lie 19th in the Premier League, having won just two of their first 11 matches since returning to the top flight.