Luongo joined Swindon Town from Spurs for £400,000 in 2013 and has impressed at the League One club this season. Spurs are rumoured to have inserted a buy-back clause when they sold him, with the player himself admitting to SBS The World Game that 'they could buy me back for what they sold me for'.
It would appear he doesn’t feature in any White Hart Lane plans, however, and this has left the door open for QPR and Villa to swoop in.
QPR now seem to be the front-runners, as per BBC Sport, with a rumoured £3.5 million being the figure to prise away both Luongo and Swindon team-mate Ben Gladwin in a joint deal. Spurs could be set for a bit of a windfall as a sell-on clause as high as 50% is believed to feature in Luongo’s contract.
As well as his league form, Luongo also starred on the international stage for Australia in their recent Asia Cup campaign and has left Spurs fans wondering if he might be one that got away.
Luongo’s signing would be a real coup for the R’s and the bright, technically sound and combative midfielder will add much needed to drive to their midfield as they look to rebuild and bounce straight back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking.