And Fer insists that, although he wants to play in the Premier League, he has now told the R's director of football Les Ferdinand that he is concentrating on getting the club back to the top tier.
"Every player wants to play in the highest league and at that time I had the opportunity to play in the Premier League,” he said.
“When I came back I said to the gaffer, to Les Ferdinand and to everyone, that I want to get QPR back to the Premier League. That’s where we belong and that’s the division I want to play in.
“That is why I have been doing everything I can to get back. I want to give 100 per cent and be important for the team – I want to get us back up.”
Fer has missed the early part of the season through injury, with fitness issues scuppering his Black Cats switch, and his absence has been a blow to Chris Ramsey's side.
There is no doubting the 25-year-old's quality, and he has the potential to be a standout player at Championship level.
It appears that Fer's return to action is not too far away, though, and the midfielder says that he is looking forward to playing his part in what he hopes will be a productive campaign.
"I love playing football and I am ready for it,” he added. “It is going to be a long, hard season but if we stick together we can help each other out, and be successful.
“We are going to do everything we can to get one of those promotion places.”
If QPR are to grab a promotion spot, their form will have to improve on what they have shown so far.
The R's are currently in ninth place in the Championship table, having won three of their opening eight league matches.