Date: 30th October 2007 at 11:00am
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Akos Buzsaky has left Plymouth Argyle and joined Queens Park Rangers on-loan.

The Hungarian international midfielder will sign a permanent deal with the Loftus Road club in January with Argyle receiving a £500,000 transfer fee.

Buzsaky will be the Hoops new boss Luigi De Canio’s first signing as he looks to steer the London club away from relegation danger. Indeed, given the financial backing from QPR’s new owners then the De Canio could even mount a late play-off challenge.

Speaking of his move to Loftus Road, Buzsaky said: ‘I am really looking forward to playing here. It was a nice honour to be handed the number 10 shirt, but for me it is more important how you play rather than the shirt you wear.’

Buzsaky had been in contract talks with the Pilgrims for a number of weeks but finally decided that his future lay away from Home Park.

The talented play-maker, who could frustrate and excite in equal measure, was having his best season for Argyle, bringing more consistency to his game. Fellow Hungarians Krisztian Timar and Peter Halmosi were signed last season and this helped Buzsaky, so it’s unfortunate that Argyle will miss out on his services.

The Magical Magyar had featured in 11 of Argyle’s first 13 league games of this season and was a mainstay of the side before the arrival of Manchester United loanee Lee Martin. The 25-year old midfielder is now regularly picked for the Hungarian national side.

With Bojan Djordjic also leaving two weeks ago the Argyle team is now lacking a flair type of player, one who can unlock a tight defence. A team can only go so far with willing midfield grafters, so perhaps Argyle boss Ian Holloway has a suitable new player lined up to replace Buzsaky?

The talented playmaker has had a stop-start career since joining Argyle in January 2005 and it’s interesting to note that nearly a third of Buzsaky’s 105 appearances have been as a substitute.

Buzsaky had been playing for FC Porto’s second string in the Portuguese third division in 2004 before former Argyle manager Bobby Williamson signed the Magyar on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The former Hungarian Under-21 captain soon became a fans favourite with some excellent midfield performances. In the last match of his loan spell fans held up home-made signs asking the Plymouth chairman Paul Stapleton to buy the midfielder.
Buzsaky was indeed snapped up on a three-year contract for a transfer fee of around £225,000.

In total Buzsaky made 105 appearances for Argyle over a 34-month period, scoring 9 goals.

We wish him well.