Luongo left out of QPR’s pre-season squad ahead of move

Massimo Luongo has been left out of QPR’s squad for their pre-season trip to Austria.

Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are interested in the Australian midfielder, who has a year remaining on his contract.

West London Sport reported last month that Rangers were looking to sell Luongo and were in talks over a deal for Luke Freeman, who has since joined Sheffield United.

And there appears to be no way back for Luongo at QPR, whose manager Mark Warburton confirmed that he had been omitted from the squad for the trip because his future lies elsewhere.

Warburton told Rangers’ website: “Massimo has been a loyal servant of the club for the last four years and his passion and commitment for QPR has always been there for everyone to see out on the pitch.

“Massimo’s future could now lie away from QPR and therefore it is important that we prepare for that potential eventuality.

“We will give opportunities in Austria to some of the club’s younger players who have come through the academy, such as Charlie Owens and Charlie Rowan.”

QPR will take part in a six-day training camp before facing Austria Vienna on Friday evening – their first match under new boss Warburton.

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