Queens Park Rangers and Fulham are said to be locked in talks over the transfer of Stefan Johansen, with Talksport reporting that the R’s are working round the clock to get the deal over the line.
The Norwegian midfielder spent the second half of the campaign just gone on loan at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in what was an impressive spell on the other side of West London.
It now appears that Mark Warburton and co are keen on making the deal permanent this summer, with the 30-year-old seemingly out of favour at Craven Cottage heading into the 2021/22 campaign.
The report goes on to state that there is no imminent announcement expected over the signing, with the player still having one year left to run on his current contract with Fulham.
A central midfielder by trade, Johansen made 21 appearances in the league for the R’s and racked up a very respectable four goals and two assists along the way.
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He originally joined Fulham back in the summer of 2016 from Celtic.
I can certainly see this deal happening as it appears Johansen has little future left at Craven Cottage after falling out of favour under Scott Parker.
The R’s are understandably keen to get this deal over the line in order to avoid losing out to other clubs in the race for the experienced midfielder.
He has great pedigree at Championship level and really impressed under Warburton during his previous spell with the club in the season just gone.
If they can get this deal over the line, it would be viewed as a real coup by many, with Johansen still having a good few more years left in him at a high level as he moves towards the back end of his career.
I expect to see him moving across West London before too long.