Queens Park Rangers have entered into talks to bring Stefan Johansen back to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this summer.
That’s according to a report by West London Sport, who claim that Mark Warburton’s side are looking to agree a deal for the permanent transfer of the Fulham midfielder in the upcoming transfer window.
The £1.8m-rated 30-year-old has just one year remaining on his current deal at Craven Cottage, meaning that, should Scott Parker’s side wish to receive a decent fee for the Norway international, a sale looks likely this summer.
Considering just how impressive Johansen was for Mark Warburton’s side after linking up with the club in the January transfer window, it is unsurprising to learn that the 58-year-old is eager to secure a more permanent move for the midfielder ahead of next season.
Over his 21 Championship appearances for QPR last term, the £8k-per-week man bagged four goals, provided two assists and created two big chances, in addition to making an average of 0.8 interceptions, 1.1 tackles and 1.6 key passes per game.
Indeed, the arrival of Johansen also coincided with a rather dramatic upturn QPR’s form, with the west London side ranking as the third-best team in the Championship since the beginning of 2021 – a period in which the Fulham loanee featured in almost every game.
As such, with Warburton undoubtedly hoping to build on his side’s impressive performances from the back end of last season in the club’s 2020/21 campaign, bringing the midfielder dubbed an “important” player by Ronny Delia back to the club this summer would be a huge boost to the club’s chances of mounting a push for promotion next term.
So, Amit Bhatia must do everything in his power to secure a deal for Johansen this summer, as the Norwegian could well be one of the final pieces in the QPR jigsaw.