Queens Park Rangers have been dealt a transfer blow, with news emerging that Stefan Johansen’s proposed move from Fulham is being held up by speculation over the future of Scott Parker, as per a recent report by West London Sport.
The Norwegian spent the majority of the season just gone on loan at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium from the Whites and it has been widely reported that the R’s are keen on bringing the player back to the club on a permanent deal.
It now appears that the club may need to wait a while longer to secure the proposed deal, with a potential change of manager at Fulham bound to leave things on a knife edge.
The 30-year-old previously netted four goals in 21 games during his past spell in blue and white and would certainly be a welcome signing this summer if he were to return.
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The AFC Wimbledon youngster is said to be of interest to the R’s this summer and they could well turn their attentions back to attempting to bring him in after this latest setback.
Rudoni is capable of playing in several midfield roles and has certainly added more output to his game in terms of goals and assists.
He is currently under contract at Plough Lane for another year at least and would no doubt command a decent sized fee this summer.
The 20-year-old offers a more attacking alternative in comparison to Johansen.
The West Bromwich Albion youngsters proposed move from the Midlands to Ipswich Town has hit a snag in more recent times and as a result the R’s could well swoop in for his services.
Harper has bags of potential at the age of 21 and has already featured on 42 occasions for the Albion first team after progressing through their academy ranks.
He offers a good shield in front of the back four and is capable of making could runs from box to box.
Signing the young prospect this summer would improve the level of dynamism in the centre of the park for the R’s moving forwards.
O’Nien is yet to agree a new contract at Sunderland and could well depart on a free transfer at the start of July as his deal runs down towards it’s expiry.
The R’s would surely be interested in a player who has a brilliant work rate and ability to drive the midfield forwards, meaning that he would be a great alternative to Johansen.
Add to the fact that the former Wycombe Wanderers man can also play in defence when required and this potential addition would tick a lot of boxes for Mark Warburton.
He’d certainly come cheaper as opposed to other targets under contract, so therefore the R’s should keep tabs on his situation in the North East.