Fulham look on course to secure a deal that would bring Ethan Horvath to Craven Cottage this summer.
That’s according to a claim made by talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook, who revealed in a post on Twitter that Marco Silva’s side look to have won the race for the former Club Brugge KV goalkeeper.
Crook goes on to state that Tottenham Hotspur, as well as a host of Championship clubs, had been linked with a move for the USA international this summer, however, the 26-year-old now looks set to join the Coattgers in the coming days.
Aside from Fulham appearing to have pipped Spurs to the signing of Horvath, the fact that the club look on course to land a ‘keeper who has highly impressed during his time in Belgium, both domestically and in European competition, is sure to have left Silva buzzing.
Arguably the American’s best season for Brugge came back in 2018/19, with the £1.08m-rated man keeping 11 clean sheets and conceding 30 goals over his 28 Jupiler Pro League appearances, playing a key role in helping his side secure a second-place finish in the top flight of Belgian football.
The man Edwin van der Sar dubbed an “ambitious” player also impressed over his three appearances in the Champions League that year, making an average of 3.7 saves per game and keeping three clean sheets in the competition, seeing him earn an average WhoScored match rating of 7.34.
As such, with a wealth of both top flight and European experience behind him, the £6.3k-per-week 26-year-old would very much appear to make an impressive addition to Silva’s options between the sticks at Craven Cottage next season.
And, with it being reported that the Portuguese manager looks set to offload the £45k-per-week Fabricio Agosto this summer, bringing in Horvath as his replacement would be the holy trinity. He’s an upgrade on the ability of Fabri, a much cheaper option than the Spaniard and a player with a far greater resale value than the veteran shot-stopper.