Queens Park Rangers Sign Fulham Midfielder Stefan Johansen on Loan

Queens Park Rangers have signed Norway international Stefan Johansen on loan from Fulham until the end of the season.

Stefan Johansen Joins Queens Park Rangers on Loan From Fulham

Experienced Head Hoping to Help Queens Park Rangers Avoid the Drop

Queens Park Rangers have boosted their chances of Championship survival with the addition of the midfielder. The R’s are now seven points clear of the drop, having picked up two wins from their last three games.

The 30-year-old, who is closing in on 400 club appearances throughout his career, arrives at Loftus Road until the end of the season.

The Norway captain began his career in his homeland before spending three seasons in Scotland at Celtic.

From there, Johansen moved to Fulham, where he is now in his fifth season at the club. QPR is his second loan spell having also spent time at West Bromwich Albion.

Throughout his career, Johansen has twice won promotion from the Championship with Fulham and enjoyed a fruitful spell in Scotland, winning three league titles, one Scottish League Cup and was named as the PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year and Celtic Player of the Year for 2014/15.

What Was Said

Speaking on his move, Johansen said: “Obviously I am very excited. QPR is a traditional club. English football is huge back home in Norway, and we have always heard about QPR as a big club.

“As a player, you do not want to be on the bench or not playing. I had a lot of conversations with the gaffer here and it was him who made me come here, the way he spoke about his style of play and how he is as a person.

“You want to play your best football and you need the right manager for that. I definitely feel I can play my best football under him.

“Obviously I have come here to play football but I want to win games. I watched a little bit of the game against Derby and with the way the team is playing, you deserve more points.”

Manager Mark Warburton added: “I am delighted we have been able to bring Stefan onboard.

“He has evident quality and experience on both the domestic and international stage and is a player who has shown he can play in a deeper-lying midfield role or in a more attacking position.

“That flexibility he has is vital for us, and I must thank Fulham for their help in making this happen.”

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