Fulham could be set to receive a major financial boost regarding the sale of Andre-Frank Anguissa.
That’s according to a report by Tutto Mercato Web, who claimed that, after joining Napoli on an initial season-long loan deal, Anguissa has already impressed the powers that be at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, with the Serie A club looking to make the 25-year-old’s temporary switch a permanent move.
The report claims that Napoli have an option to sign the Cameroon international for €15m (£12.8m) at the end of his loan deal, although it is suggested that Aurelio De Laurentiis may look to sit down with Fulham to discuss the possibility of signing the midfielder at an earlier date, and for a reduced price.
While losing a player of Anguissa’s undoubted ability will have come as a blow to Marco Silva and Fulham earlier this summer, reports that Napoli are already hoping to make the midfielder’s switch a permanent move is undeniably good news for the Championship side, as the early sale of the 25-year-old would provide the club with a significant cash injection which could be used in the January transfer window.
Indeed, while Fulham currently sit second in the table, with their promotion chances looking relatively strong, the Championship season is an extremely long and arduous campaign, with a couple of injuries to key players being enough to completely derail a title charge.
As such, January recruits could well prove to be the difference between an immediate return to the Premier League and a second season in the Championship for Silva. The windfall of cash that the early sale of the £70k-per-week Anguissa would generate could provide the 44-year-old with a sizeable budget to make any additions he may require in the winter market, something which would undoubtedly leave the Portuguese boss buzzing.