QPR remain interested in the permanent signing of Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen from Fulham, a report from West London Sport has revealed.
Johansen spent the second half of last season on loan with QPR, scoring four goals and providing two assists in 21 appearances for Mark Warburton’s side.
With the Norwegian, who has won 55 senior international caps for his country, having earned plenty of praise for his performances, it is now surprise that QPR remain keen to bring him back to the club long-term.
Now it seems as though Rangers are still hopeful that such a deal will get done sooner rather than later.
According to this latest update, talks have been delayed by Fulham’s change of manager this summer – with Marco Silva taking over from Scott Parker – but QPR are keen to complete the permanent signing of Johansen before the start of the season, which they begin at home to Millwall on the 7th August.
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It is also thought that QPR are keen to hand Johansen a two-year deal, which would secure the 30-year-old’s future at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium until the end of the 2022/23 season.
You can certainly understand why QPR are keen on a deal such as this.
Johansen was outstanding for them in the second half of last season, and it would surely be a big boost for them if they were to bring him back for the coming campaign.
Indeed, it would also make sense to get this done before the start of the season, both so that Johansen can start to make an impact quickly, and then there are no nerves in the final few days of the window.
It will also be interesting to see if that change of manager at Fulham has affected the Cottager’s stance on a deal, meaning this will surely be one to keep an eye on going forward.