With Queens Park Rangers Director of Football Les Ferdinand, and manager Mark Warburton speaking about the future of Australian midfielder Mass Luongo and the likelihood he would move on this summer, earlier this morning the club confirmed he had completed the expected switch out to Sheffield Wednesday.
???? Farewell Mass.
— Queens Park Rangers FC (@QPR) August 8, 2019
The 26-year-old moves on for an undisclosed fee but we’ll have picked up a couple of million I would expect even with him having so little time left on his contract at Loftus Road.
Having joined us from Swindon Town back in May 2015, his four year stay saw him make 152 appearances across all competitions and he chipped in with ten goals.
The player himself took to Instagram to send a very heartfelt message to the fans following his departure.
“After an amazing four seasons my time at QPR is over. I have met some great people throughout my time here. QPR will always feel like a home to me. Thank you to all the players I have shared a dressing room with, for pushing me every day and allowing me to enjoy my work. Thank you to all the staff who helped me over the years. Some great people who are and always will be a part of the QPR family! And thank you to the QPR fans for supporting us through the good times and not so good times. Thank you for accepting me and my family and making us feel a part of this club. We will always remember the electric atmospheres at Loftus Road. Finally, good kuck to the team. They are definitely ones to look out for this season, a great group on and off the park. I will be relishing the challenge to play against them soon! Bye for now…”
Despite some mixed thoughts in the fanbase when it came to Luongo’s qualities, he’s given us good service and fans had accepted he would be off this summer, so he was wished well on social media when the confirmation came in.
All the best Mass!
— QPR Australia (@hoopsdownunder) August 8, 2019
Always gave 100% and a great tackler in the middle. All the best Mass!!
— MikeyQPR (@mikey_qpr) August 8, 2019
A great player but the right time to move, all the best mass ????????????????#qpr
— StevieP (@StevieP53644871) August 8, 2019
Can’t say I’m thrilled but wishing him all the best of success ????????????????????????????????????
— Fi (@_hoopsgirl) August 8, 2019
Thanks Mass good luck in Sheffield ❤️
— JL ???????? (@Lumliesque) August 8, 2019
Thanks Mass, good luck at Wednesday
— Martin Griffin (@MartinGriffin4) August 8, 2019
Sheffield Wednesday got a cracking player there, going to miss Mass, been a key player over the last few years for us.
— James Privett (@james_privett10) August 8, 2019
All the best Mass thank you for your commitment
— Stuart angell (@Slapheadstu71) August 8, 2019
Under-rated massively, was missed massively when he wasn’t starting, all the best ✌????
— Tom Speirs (@tomspeirs8583) August 8, 2019
Best of luck with the Owls, Mass.
You have made an indelible mark here at #QPR Thanks for lighting up Loftus Road in a dark time
Hope you make an outstanding contribution in all but two matches this season…
— Roy Gover (@RoyBoy48) August 8, 2019