The current Tottenham youth coach believes Luongo will impress QPR fans.
Allen, who is a youth coach at Spurs, said: “I think he [Luongo] could definitely become the heartbeat of the side. He’s technically a very good footballer and let’s hope he can show that in the team and for the QPR supporters.
“He’s a good passer of the ball, he’s a very intelligent and confident young player. He believes in his ability and I’m really sure he’ll be eager to impress and make the most of this opportunity he’s now been given.”
Allen worked alongside QPR boss Chris Ramsey at Spurs, and in a youth capacity oversaw the development of Luongo. For him to be impressed by the 22-year-old midfielder is a sign that he can impress at QPR, even if he was only afforded one competitive appearance for the Lilywhites.
The Australian international has arrived at Loftus Road on the back of an impressive campaign with League One Swindon. He was the key playmaker for the side as they reached the play-off final, and it is no surprise that he secured a move to the Championship with ease.
QPR are finally showing some sense in their transfer business, opting for young players who can grow and develop at the club, rather than overpaid and ageing players who can no longer cut it.
Even if QPR cannot win promotion back to the Premier League next season, the signings of Luongo, and his Swindon teammate Ben Gladwin, show a desire to rebuild for the long term.
Allen believes Luongo can become the heartbeat of QPR’s new-look side, and with his impressive talent, it may not be too long before the West London club find themselves back in the top flight.