When QPR won the Championship there was a man who played a great part in our team but the world's media were more interested in how he’d signed for the club.
Indeed Neil Warnock offered to leave him out of the side to take the pressure off; but the fans loved him and the way he carried himself during that time can only be admired.
He adapted to Premier League football instantly, looking like he had played in the division his whole career.
Back in January he went in for a challenge and sadly ruptured his knee ligaments and was therefore out for the rest of the campaign.
But with the rest of the team soon to be meeting up for pre season training it is hoped Ali will be able to join them.
I have to say when he first started I wasn’t sure about him but his natural game has shone through.
He sees the runs his teammates make and his passing is just perfect most of the time.
He is in his fourth year with the club and as we have progressed so has Ali; before his injury there was even calls for an international cap with Argentina and to be perfectly honest it was merited.
So while the transfer circus gathers more pace, QPR already have what is like a brand new signing.
Next season I can see Alejandro Faurlin getting into the papers for all the right reasons; what a great footballer he is.
image: © Tom Cuppens