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Report: Fulham receive approach from QPR for Stefan Johansen

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Report: Fulham receive approach from QPR for Stefan Johansen

Fulham have received an approach from their London-rivals Queens Park Rangers to take midfielder Stefan Johansen on loan, according to The Athletic.

The midfielder is yet to make a league appearance this season and wasn’t named as one of Fulham’s 25 registered players.

Scott Parker will be keen to streamline his squad this month as he prepares for a relegation battle.

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Johansen played 33 times for the Cottagers as they won promotion to the top-flight last season.

In total, he has played 133 times for Fulham and also has 55 caps for Norway at international level.

Mark Warburton will be keen to steer QPR away from the relegation zone and clearly wants reinforcements.

He has already taken Charlie Austin back to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium and has now identified the Fulham man.

Johansen typically operates in the centre of midfield, although he can play in a more defensive position in front of the back four.

 

Spotrac claim Johansen earns £10,000-a-week at Craven Cottage and QPR hope to pounce before the month is out.

Fulham boss Parker would surely relish the chance to bolster his own squad this month.

In order to do that, however, some players might have to leave first.

TBR View: Offloading Johansen on loan looks ideal

Johansen arrived at Fulham from Celtic in 2016 and he’s proved a decent acquisition.

At 30 he still has plenty left to offer and loaning him out looks like a wise decision from a Fulham perspective.

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If the Cottagers were to go down this season they might need Johansen back.

He is proven in the second-tier but it’s fair to say he needs regular first-team football right now.

Letting him go to QPR looks like the perfect move and would allow Johansen to gain some badly-needed match practice.

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