QPR are reportedly still working on a deal to sign Stefan Johansen on a permanent deal according to West London Sport.
Johansen spent this year’s campaign on loan with the Rs, and seemingly made a good impression at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, in his loan spell from Fulham.
The Norwegian midfielder made 21 appearances in total for Mark Warburton’s side, and chipped in with three goals and two assists in all competitions.
His impressive showings helped QPR to a ninth-place finish in the Championship, and the club’s supporters will be hoping to see their side build on some strong performances in the second-half of the 2020/21 season, as they look ahead to the new league campaign, which is set to get under way in August.
Johansen still has one year remaining on his current contract with Fulham, and it remains to be seen as to whether he’ll feature in Scott Parker’s plans moving forward.
The Cottagers were recently relegated back into the Championship, after just one season in the Premier League. Johansen made just two appearances for Fulham in the 2020/21 season, before being sent out on loan in search of regular game time.
QPR have recently added Charlie Austin to their squad on a permanent basis, and the social media comments to his arrival were flooded with fans being eager to see Johansen return to the club as well, ahead of the 2021/22 season.
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This would be a real statement of intent by QPR if they managed to sign him permanently.
I’ve been really impressed with Johansen, and I certainly feel as though he’d have an important role to play in the QPR team next season.
It’s no coincidence that their strong run of form started in and around the time that Johansen first signed for the club on loan earlier this year.
If QPR were to strike an agreement to sign Johansen permanently this summer, then I really wouldn’t be surprised to see Mark Warburton’s side challenging for promotion back into the Premier League next season.