Ferdinand worked closely with Luongo during their time at North London outfit Spurs, and the 48-year-old is confident that the Australia international will prove to be a success at Loftus Road.
“He’s a player we’ve always believed could play at a high level and this is an opportunity now for him to step up from League One into the Championship at a club that will give him a chance to play,” Ferdinand told Rangers’ official website. “His energy and dynamism from midfield are just what you need in the Championship.
“He’s already a very good player – he was voted player of the tournament in the Asia Cup earlier this year – but there’s so much more to come from him. He wants to learn and he wants to develop – he will only get better at QPR, I’m convinced of that.”
Moving from League One to the Championship does not always end well, but it seems that Ferdinand is confident that Luongo will prove to be a good signing.
The 22-year-old seems to have got over his ‘failure’ at Tottenham and appears to have recovered his confidence over the past two weeks.
Having worked with the youngster at Spurs, both Ferdinand and QPR head coach Chris Ramsey know what they will get from him.
Rangers were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2014-15 season, and they will be determined to bounce straight back.
It will not be easy for QPR, and Luongo will have to hit the ground running and do his best for the London outfit in their effort to gain promotion from the Championship.