Nottingham Forest should make second move for Queens Park Rangers' Massimo Luongo

Mark Warburton, manager of Nottingham Forest looks on prior to the Carabao Cup First Round match between Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury Town at the City Ground on August 8, 2017 in...

Nottingham Forest were first linked with Queens Park Rangers midfielder Massimo Luongo last summer.

Massimo Luongo of QPR and Ben Osborn of Nottingham Forest in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest at Loftus Road on April 29, 2017...

Nottingham Forest should consider making another move for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Massimo Luongo in the January transfer window.

Forest were linked with a move for Luongo in the summer by The Times, but they were unable to get a deal over the line.

Rangers resisted Forest’s advances on that occasion, but Mark Warburton’s side should push ahead with their attempts to bring the Australian to the City Ground when the transfer window opens again.

Callum Connolly of Ipswich Town and Massimo Luongo of Queens Park Rangers battle for possession during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Ipswich Town at Loftus...

Luongo has played a key role for QPR so far this season, missing just one match to date, and he has even worn the captain’s armband more recently.

Rangers are unlikely to be wanting to sell Luongo in January, but it would be a statement of intent if Forest were able to complete the deal.

Dominic Iorfa of Wolves (L) and Massimo Luongo of QPR (R) battle for possession during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Loftus Road...

Luongo could offer Forest creativity and steel in their midfield, and his arrival would give Warburton a lot more quality to work with.

And if Forest do have funds to spend in the new year, then they should go straight back in to attempt to get a deal for Luongo completed.

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