QPR fans react as Yoann Barbet signs three-year deal at Loftus Road

QPR clearly plan to rebuild from the back having signed goalkeeper Liam Kelly, full-back Lee Wallace and now Yoann Barbet, with the 26-year-old joining on a free upon the expiry of his contract with Brentford.

The Frenchman made 30 starts for the Bees last term and his versatility will undoubtedly be a huge asset to Mark Warburton as he strives to figure out his best XI – Barbet can play at centre-back or left-back.

Signing an experienced Championship defender with the ability to play out from the back and add a physical presence for free is rare, and exactly the kind of deal QPR should be doing if they are to climb back up the table.

The QPR keeper was giving it large to Bolton fans at the weekend. Find out who had the last laugh in the video below…

The Hoops conceded 71 goals in the league in 2018/19 – the worst defensive record outside of the bottom three – and this weakness has clearly been recognised by Warburton, with Wallace and Barbet bringing experience to an unsteady backline.

Here’s what the Loftus Road faithful had to say about the addition on Twitter, with a couple rubbing it in Bees fans’ faces, while another labelled the signing “unreal”…