Sky Bet Championship side Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that midfielder Massimo Luongo has extended his contract with the club. His deal at Loftus Road now expires at the end of the 2019/20 campaign. The 24-year-old says it was the ‘right decision’ for him.

The Australian international has established himself as a key player with the club since Ian Holloway returned as manager earlier in the season. Luongo joined the club at the start of last season and has since gone on to make 57 appearances for the club. He is expected to make his 58th at the weekend when they travel to Birmingham City.

The former Swindon Town playmaker said that this was a big decision at a pivotal moment in his career but says that extending his stay will prove to be a wise move,

“I’ve enjoyed my time at QPR so I’m really pleased to have signed this new deal.
“It was a big decision for me, but the right decision.
“The next few years will be really important in my career, and hopefully I can build on the progress I feel I’ve already made with QPR.
“I’m really enjoying my football here and the fans seem to have taken to me as one of their own, so I couldn’t be more delighted.”
Luongo came through the ranks at Tottenham Hotspur, where he made only one substitute appearance in the first team. A loan spell with Ipswich Town followed, before a couple of stints at Swindon in similar moves followed. A permanent deal at the County Ground was eventually agreed, where he established himself as one of the best players outside of the Premier League.


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