QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin joins Palermo on loan

Faurlin will spend the rest of the season in Italy. Photo: PA

QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has joined Palermo on loan, the Italian club has announced.

The 26-year-old is one of a handful of survivors from the Hoops side that secured the npower Championship title in 2011.

However, Faurlin has now left Loftus Road to join Palermo, according to the Serie A club.

"Palermo Calcio have acquired the rights to QPR player Alejandro Faurlin," said a statement on the club's official website, www.palermocalcio.it.

"The midfielder moved to Sicily on a temporary basis with the right of redemption in favour of our club."

Faurlin is one of a number of players to leave QPR this month, along with the likes of Anton Ferdinand, Djibril Cisse and Rob Hulse.

Ryan Nelsen is also set to leave tomorrow to become full-time head coach of Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.