QPR’s newest recruit Yoann Barbet has announced his intent to become a leader at the club after signing a three-year deal at Loftus Road from London rivals Brentford.


The 26-year-old spent four seasons at Griffin Park before rejecting the offer of a new contract and joining the Rs on a free transfer this summer.


The Frenchman, who operates predominantly as a left-back, has made no bones about Mark Warburton’s status as the main attraction at Loftus Road either.


“The manager made the difference for me. When you have a manager who wants you it is always good,” said Barbet.


“QPR is a massive club with a big history so I am really happy. 


“I will give everything. I am a really passionate player so as soon as I am on the pitch I give everything.


“I try to lead the team and to help other players, to make them confident. I will do my best to help them in a good way and the team to do as best as possible.”


Warburton took over from Steve McClaren at the tail end of last season and has already added goalkeeper Liam Kelly and defender Lee Wallace to his ranks.


The former Brentford and Rangers boss will be charged with leading the Rs to an improvement on their 19th-placed finished last season and is confident that the players that have already arrived are up to that task.


“I am really pleased with the quality of the players we have brought in, in terms of their characters on and off the pitch,” said Warburton.


“Yoann is someone who knows the division well, having made more than 100 appearances for Brentford.


“He has displayed his attributes in that time and is a natural left-sided defender so I am delighted to have him join us.


“He is a technically outstanding player. He never hides from the football, he has quality distribution and he has presence on the pitch.”