Fulham are interested in a deal to bring Allan Campbell to Craven Cottage this summer.
That’s according to a report by Football Insider, who claimed that the Cottagers, along with Millwall, Luton Town and Peterborough United, are considering a move for the Motherwell midfielder in the upcoming transfer window.
It is reported that the 22-year-old has decided to reject the Scottish Premiership club’s offer of a new contract, meaning he will become a free agent upon the expiry of his current deal at Fir Park in the coming weeks.
With Stefan Johansen looking likely to leave Craven Cottage this summer, with the 30-year-old reported to be in talks with Queens Park Rangers regarding a permanent switch to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, midfield would appear to be an area in which Fulham will look to strengthen ahead of their upcoming Championship campaign.
Considering the potential Campbell seems to possess, the Motherwell midfielder could well prove a very astute addition to the Cottagers’ squad this summer.
Indeed, the £1.08m-rated youngster impressed over his 34 Premiership fixtures for Graham Alexander’s side last season, scoring four goals and creating one big chance for his teammates, as well as averaging 1.4 interceptions and 1.8 tackles and winning 4.7 duels per game.
These metrics saw the £1,500-per-week Scotland under-21 international earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.82, ranking him as Motherwell’s joint ninth-best performer in the Scottish top flight. However, what makes his returns all the more impressive is the fact that Campbell is still just 22 years of age, meaning he has considerable scope to develop even further as a footballer.
The opinion surrounding the “highly-rated” midfielder – in the words of Alexander – would very much appear to be that he has a very bright future ahead of him in the game, with his manager stating that the Glaswegian is “everything that a professional footballer should be“, as well as dubbing him a “shining example” for others at the club.
As such, when adding in the fact that he will be available on a free transfer this summer, it would appear most advisable for the Cottagers to do all they can to get a deal over the line for Campbell this summer. Not only would his signing appear to be a fantastic piece of business for the club, but also one which has the potential to leave Fulham fans buzzing.