Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Australian youngster Massimo Luongo from Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee.
The 22-year-old midfielder was one of the stars of the 2015 Asian Cup, helping his country to clinch the trophy for the first time in history as well as winning the Most Valuable Player award individually.
Luongo, who has Indonesian descent through his mother heritage, has agreed a three-year deal at Loftus Road and is the West London club’s first signing since their relegation from the English Premier League.
“Regular football is important to me. That’s why QPR appealed to me,” he stated. “The step up to the English Championship is going to be a challenge but I’ll always back myself.”
QPR manager Chris Ramsey believes that Socceroos starlet, who previously worked with him at Tottenham Hostpur, will prove a valuable and versatile addition to the squad.
“I’m confident he will flourish at QPR,” he said. “Massimo is a player I know a lot about having played a part in his development at Spurs.”
Luongo had been a regular in the Swindon line-up since his arrival from Spurs in 2013 and made 34 appearances this season, helping them to reach the English League One play-off final.