QPR sign former Ipswich Town loanee and are reportedly keen on JET
Championship new-boys QPR have signed former Ipswich Town loanee Massimo Luongo on an undisclosed three-year-deal.
The Australia international, who made nine appearances for the Blues in 2012, before having his temporary stay terminated by the then-new manager Mick McCarthy, starred for Swindon this season as the Robins made the League One play-off final, scoring six goals in 34 league appearances.
Rangers head coach Chris Ramsey, who worked with Luongo when the midfielder was an academy player at Tottenham, said: “Mass is a player I know a lot about having played a part in his development at Spurs.
“He brings quality on the ball; the ability to link up play all across the pitch; and his goals and assists record at club and international level speaks volumes for a creative midfielder.
“As with any young player, there are areas of his game that need improving, but knowing him as I do, I know he will embrace the learning curve of playing for us in the Championship.
“I’m confident he will flourish at Loftus Road.”
Rangers are also said to be close to signing another former Ipswich player, forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
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The former Arsenal youngster was swapped with Bristol City winger Paul Anderson in 2013 following two seasons at Portman Road and then freed by League One champions Bristol City at the end of this campaign.
Relegated Rangers have released Brian Murphy, Richard Dunne, Rio Ferdinand, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Joey Barton and Bobby Zamora as they prepare for life back in the second tier.