Queens Park Rangers fans are reacting to report linking their midfielder, Massimo Luongo, with Sheffield Wednesday.
Luongo was mysteriously followed by the son of Wednesday’s chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, earlier this morning, before the Star’s Dom Howson verified the speculation.
It is claimed that the Australia international was due to undergo a medical with the Owls before joining for an undisclosed fee.
Luongo, who began his career in English football on the books of Tottenham Hotspur, moved to QPR from Swindon Town four years ago for £400,000.
Since then he has scored or made 26 goals in 145 Championship matches for Rangers.
But after entering the final year of his contract at Loftus Road, it appears the Londoners are ready to cash in rather than lose him for nothing next summer.
And several of a QPR persuasion would be pleased to see him go.
This is what they are saying on Twitter…
Always a potential player imo. When he first arrived had high hopes, thought could maybe develop into a Prem quality midfielder. But he never really progressed, and his passing ability is a big weakness. Still always put a shift in and decent in the tackle on his day
— QPR ramblings (@QPRramblings) August 7, 2019
Can’t say im too worried about this move, never really rated him that much to be honest.
— Brian Gee (@briangee1974) August 7, 2019
Sideways move at best. Thought he’d go abroad.
— James Smith (@SmudgeQPR) August 7, 2019
Very overrated and wouldn’t get anywhere near the first team now. Next.
— Ian qpr (@Ianexall1) August 7, 2019
Used to think he was good, much less so in recent times. Fairly surprised by SW taking him🤨
— Lu (@Lucille_24) August 7, 2019
Good he won’t be missed.
— MTL (@Skaman10Mtl) August 7, 2019
Pleased Luongo is leaving. One of the most overrated players we’ve had in recent years. Was awful last season #QPR
— Michael (@Mike_H92) August 7, 2019
— Paul Lench (@sirlench) August 7, 2019
As long as we get 2mill for luongo I’m not arsed him leaving. Thought he was overrated and didn’t shine enough, maybe it was the players around #QPR
— kieran (@smiffdaaaa) August 7, 2019
Luongo is out of contract in 10 months time.
We are desperate to get his wages off the wage bill.
We’ve shown our (desperate) hand by not featuring him in the first team this preseason and putting him in the U23s.
The fee will be c£300k….NOT £3m 😂#QPR
— King of Zamunda (@HRHJaffeJoffer) August 7, 2019
I would take £3m+ for Luongo all day long. #QPR
— Steve 🏴 (@QPRSteve1982) August 7, 2019
@victorpfffLuongo is so ******* underrated by some our fans and I really don’t understand why. Deserves better than us tbh. #QPR
— SDLewis17 (@SDLewis17) August 7, 2019
According to the Star, Sheffield Wednesday will pay an undisclosed fee for Luongo, who The World Game reports will cost less than £3.3 million (although it is unclear by how much).
But given his contract situation is it unlikely that the 26-year-old will cost anywhere near that amount.
Nottingham Forest were also credited with an interest in Luongo, but according to RMC they will instead sign the former Sheffield Wednesday loanee, John Bostock, from Lens.