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Fulham could land own Antoine Griezmann by signing Ludovic Ajorque

Fulham have been rather productive in terms of bringing new players to the club throughout this latest summer transfer window.

One area of the squad, however, that has not been particularly focused on in terms of adding extra strength and depth is their attack, as Manor Solomon is the only offensive player to have joined the west London club this summer.

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1. Fulham secured an important win against Swansea City in February thanks to a goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic but what was unusual about the game?

With there still being some time left before the transfer window closes, this period could give the Cottagers the chance to top off what has been a busy summer of business by adding a new attacking figure to Marco Silva’s ranks.

One figure that has been linked with a move to Craven Cottage that would fit the bill is Ludovic Ajorque.

After scoring 20 goals in 70 appearances for his previous side Clermont Foot, the 28-year-old joined his current club Strasbourg back in the 2018 summer window.

Since then, the £14k-per-week centre-forward has racked up 50 goals and 19 assists in 139 appearances across all competitions.

Last season saw the attacker make 36 league appearances for Strasbourg, in which he managed to have 25 shots at goal, the joint-highest at the club.

One big-name figure that is included on FBref’s list of similar players to Ajorque is Antoine Griezmann, which only goes to highlight the dangerous nature of his play style.

Having made a total of 595 appearances for Real Sociedad, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, the 31-year-old has 227 goals and 92 assists under his belt, which just goes to show how deadly he’s been in such a significant amount of time.

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Thus, having a player of similar goalscoring ilk to the France international in the shape of Ajorque could be a very exciting move for Fulham to make. Both left-footed sensations, it’s clear to see where the biggest similarity lies.

That said, the Strasbourg striker’s conversion rate (25%) significantly beats Griezmann’s (7.69%), which highlights how dangerous the Fulham-linked centre-forward is and why he’d be a very useful addition to their squad.

Described as a “complete player who has developed his palette over time”, according to Julien Stephan, Ajorque certainly has the credentials to not only provide cover for current Fulham striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic, but also potentially add some competition for his place in Silva’s team.

Article title: Fulham could land own Antoine Griezmann by signing Ludovic Ajorque

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