Kevin Gallen has urged Queens Park Rangers to complete a permanent move for Stefan Johansen this summer.
The Fulham midfielder has spent the second of the campaign on loan with Mark Warburton’s side since falling out of favour under Scott Parker at Craven Cottage.
Since moving to Loftus Road Johansen has made 18 appearances for the club, scoring two goals after establishing himself as a vital player in the middle of the park.
The 30-year-old faces an uncertain future with Fulham as they continue to battle against relegation from the Premier League, but while Gallen believes that fans would prioritise a move a Charlie Austin, he’s suggested that the club could benefit from adding the quality of Johansen.
Speaking to West London Sport, Gallen said: “The fans’ choice is Austin. And that would be a good signing because it gives the fan base such a boost, especially hopefully when crowds come back.
“But for me, I would go for Johansen because I just think he’s a quality player.
“He’s fit and he’s got a good few years left in him. His consistency – I don’t think he’s been lower than a seven out of 10.
“He can see passes and he can release the ball at the right time. He’s a good all-round player.”
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What a move this would be if Queens Park Rangers could pull it off.
While Charlie Austin gets a lot of the plaudits, there’s no doubt that Stefan Johansen has been vital to how QPR have played in recent months.
A move could be expensive to do, but if they’re serious about challenging for promotion then this could be exactly the sort of signing that they need.