The Star have claimed that Sheffield Wednesday are set to complete a deal to sign QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo this summer, after he was first linked with Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.
QPR director of football Les Ferdinand sparked clubs into action over buying 26-year-old Luongo, after telling Aussie outlet The World Game that it was perhaps time for the midfielder to leave QPR to further his game.
The news came after London Football News claimed in an exclusive that Leeds and Forest wanted 42-time Australia international Luongo, who had shone against Marcelo Bielsa’s side in a 1-0 win at Loftus Road for QPR.
The World Game report claims QPR wanted just £3.9million for the former Tottenham and Swindon Town midfielder, who is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the division.
But the latest report states that both Leeds and Forest are set to miss out on Luongo, with Sheffield Wednesday set to complete a deal for the maestro.
TBR’s view – Leeds may have moved had Kalvin Phillips left
With Phillips looking likelier and likelier to stay at Elland Road, it is clear that the Whites do not need another midfielder this summer. But had he joined Aston Villa, Luongo may have been bought by Leeds.
Instead, Phillips has remained at Elland Road for another promotion push to the Premier League, and Luongo has joined Leeds’ rivals Wednesday with a medical pencilled in today.