Mirror Football is reporting that Fulham are very close to wrapping up a permanent deal for on-loan forward Eidur Gudjohnsen. The 32 year old joined Fulham on loan from fellow Premier League side Stoke City in January. But he would be free to join Fulham on a free transfer in the summer because his Stoke contract will run out.
Gudjohnsen has yet to score a Premier League goal for Fulham – but his promotion to the starting line-up has coincided with a good run of form for the team; Fulham have won seven points from their last three games.
Mark Hughes said on the transfer “we’re trying to make that happen. I’ve been really pleased with what Eidur’s brought to us and I know that he’s enjoying his time here. Eidur would like to stay, I’m sure, and we would reciprocate that as well. We’re hopeful it’ll get done quite soon.”
Gudjohnsen has enjoyed much of his playing career at the highest level that has included spells with various English sides. The most significant of those spells were at Bolton and then Chelsea – but Gudjohnsen also spent four years at Barcelona – where he became the first Icelandic player to win the Champions League in 2009. Gudjohnsen has always been a very important player for Iceland and has scored 24 goals in 63 games at international level.