Queens Park Rangers took Niko Hämäläinen from FC Dallas in 2014 and promoted him to their first team a year later.

The 24-year-old had to wait until last season to feature regularly for the Championship side and finished the campaign with 22 league appearances to his name.

However, the left-back failed to convince manager Mark Warburton to include him in his plans at QPR this season and he was allowed to join LA Galaxy on loan last summer.

According to FotbollDirekt, the Finland international ‘wants to leave QPR’ and ‘get a fresh start elsewhere’. It’s even claimed he is attracting attention from Djurgårdens IF.

The Swedish side are looking to sign a new left-back to compete and challenge Elliot Käck and have identified Hämäläinen as the target. There have been ‘ongoing talks’ between the two parties.

FotbollDirekt explain Djurgårdens are ‘now looking for a solution’ with the player, but the deal is expected to be ‘complicated’. Hämäläinen’s contract expires in 2024 and it is not certain whether the Swedish club can ‘find reasonable financial terms’ with QPR.

The Finn’s desire to leave Warburton’s side give Djurgårdens an advantage as they have ‘become a main alternative’ for Hämäläinen and his agent. With the fullback keen to leave QPR, a deal could be carried out if the two sides can find an agreement.