Real Madrid recall Parejo from QPR loan deal
Real Madrid have recalled Daniel Parejo from his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers, the Spanish club confirmed this evening.
Parejo signed a one-year loan deal with QPR at the end of July but, with the Primera Liga champions plagued by injuries, Madrid have activated a recall clause to bring him back to the Bernabeu.
"Parejo, the Spain Under-21 international, was loaned out last summer to Queens Park Rangers,'' read a statement on the official website www.realmadrid.com.
"The midfielder, following a brilliant path in the youth sections of Real Madrid, played last season in the Castilla (reserve team) and has already played minutes in the first team.
"Daniel Parejo becomes one of Real Madrid's reinforcements for the winter transfer market.
"Dani Parejo, 19, is already in Madrid and will be immediately at the service of Juande Ramos in the Ciudad Deportiva de Valdebebas.''
QPR confirmed that while Parejo is officially set to return to Madrid on New Year's Day, they have agreed to release him a couple of weeks earlier.
With midfielders Ruben de la Red and Mahamadou Diarra both out for the rest of the season (along with striker Ruud van Nistelrooy) and Madrid's injury list seemingly growing by the day, sports director Pedja Mijatovic has opted to bring the youngster back to the Spanish capital.
Parejo made 18 appearances for QPR during an impressive loan spell at Loftus Road.
"We have a very good working relationship with (president Ramon) Calderon and Mr Mijatovic at Real Madrid and we are very grateful to them for allowing us to take Daniel on loan in the first place,'' Rangers manager Paulo Sousa told the club's official website www.qpr.co.uk.
"He is a player of great potential and I am sure that with a good professional attitude, he has the talent to achieve at the very highest level.
"I will continue to follow his progress at Madrid, and of course, we wish him all the best for his future career.''