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Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen leaves for QPR

last updated Sunday 25th July 2021, 12:40 PM

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Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen
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Stefan Johansen
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Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen has completed his move to QPR.

The two clubs have been in negotiations for several weeks but the deal was held up by the change of manager at Fulham, where Marco Silva recently replaced Scott Parker.

Rangers will pay around £600,000 for the Norwegian midfielder, who has signed a three-year contract.

Johansen, 30, joined Fulham from Celtic in 2016. He had a year remaining on his contract at Craven Cottage.

Fulham statement by Geoff Pruce:
The Club can confirm that Stefan Johansen has joined Queens Park Rangers on a permanent deal.

He joins Rangers for an undisclosed fee, having spent a successful half season on loan at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium earlier this year, during which he scored four times in 21 appearances.

Johansen arrived at Fulham almost five years ago and quickly won fans’ approval with a combination of relentless running, combative challenges, and eye for goal.

He was on fire in December 2016, scoring in no fewer than four consecutive matches, against Reading, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rotherham United and Derby County.

The season culminated in disappointment as the Royals frustrated Fulham in the Play-Offs, but Johansen ended the campaign as our joint top scorer, alongside Tom Cairney, with 13 goals, and also came second in our Player of the Season vote.

His relationship with Cairney and Kevin McDonald in the middle of the park was a key reason for the Club’s surge towards the Play-Offs, and it was vital again – with the addition of Ollie Norwood – the following year.

Johansen featured in every one of the 23 matches in our famous unbeaten run, before playing a key role in our successful Play-Off campaign.

First he cushioned a ball into Ryan Sessegnon’s path for the first goal against Derby County, before starting the move that led to the winner at Wembley against Aston Villa.

He played 12 times for Fulham in the Premier League, before heading to West Bromwich Albion on loan who he helped to reach the Play-Off Semi-Finals.

Back at Fulham for 2019/20, he featured 36 times and added another Play-Off winner’s medal to his collection as we returned to the top flight at the first time of asking.

In total, Johansen made 142 appearances for the Whites, scoring 21 times.

Everyone at the Club would like to wish Stefan all the very best at QPR, and we look forward to welcoming him back at the Cottage in October.

Tony Khan said: "Stefan Johansen has made great contributions to Fulham Football Club since his arrival five years ago. He helped lead us to three Championship Play-Off appearances in that duration, including both of our recent promotion campaigns in 2018 and 2020.

"These enduring memories and his competitive spirit have made him a beloved part of the Fulham family. We’ll miss Stefan very much, and we wish him and his family the best in their future."

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