Fulham have made an offer to bring Stephen Eustaquio to Craven Cottage.
That’s according to a claim made by Yagiz Sabuncuoglu, with the Turkish journalist revealing in a post on Twitter that Marco Silva’s side have made an opening offer for the FC Pacos de Ferreira defensive midfielder, with Fenerbahce also believed to be interested in the 24-year-old.
In his tweet, Sabuncuoglu said: “Fulham also made an offer to the player and his club for Stephen Eustaquio, whom Fenerbahce want.”
With Andre Zambo Anguissa looking set to join Serie A side Napoli prior to Tuesday evening’s transfer deadline, defensive midfield would appear to be a position in which Silva requires reinforcements of his own in the last few hours of the summer window.
And, considering how impressive Eustaquio has been for Pacos Ferreira in recent seasons, should the Portuguese manager indeed manage to get a deal over the line for the Canada international on Tuesday, it would undoubtedly help soften the blow of losing the services of Anguissa.
The 24-year-old also impressed going forwards, chipping in with two goals, registering one assist and creating one big chance for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 0.7 shots and making 0.9 key passes per league fixture.
Eustaquio also appears to have continued this fine form into the club’s new Liga NOS campaign, having averaged a SofaScore match rating of 6.97 over his four league appearances so far this term, ranking him as the club’s fourth-best player.
As such, should Anguissa indeed secure a move from Craven Cottage in the next few hours, the news that Fulham have made an offer for a player as talented as Eustaquio in a bid to replace the Cameroon international is sure to have Cottagers fans buzzing.