Portuguese club close in on former Arsenal defender.
QPR defender Armand Traore is closing in on a move to Portuguese giants Benfica – just a year after joining the west London club, reports talkSPORT.
The former Arsenal full-back was hailed as a coup when he arrive at Loftus Road in August 2010 but has struggled for first team football since the arrival of current boss Mark Hughes.
Traore endured a tough season in the Premier League and was branded a ‘disgrace’ by former manager Neil Warnock after being sent off against Aston Villa in September.
The 22-year-old is now set to end his miserable spell at in the club, with Benfica in talks over the left-back.
QPR have brought in Fabio on loan from Manchester United and are reportedly eyeing Tottenham and Team GB winger Danny Rose, leave the Senagelese international surplus to requirements at the club.
Traore left Arsenal last summer after six years in north London, having signed from Monaco in 2005.
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