Fulham have been dealt a major blow in their bid to bring Rodrigo Muniz to Craven Cottage this summer.
That’s according to a report by Brazilian media outlet Coluna do Fla, who claim that, despite having agreed an €8m (£6.8m) fee for the Flamengo centre-forward, Fulham could now be set to miss out on the signing of the 20-year-old as they failed to submit a formal offer to the Brazilian side in order to confirm the deal.
The report goes on to state that this has left the Flamengo hierarchy annoyed, and could well see the possibility of a move to Middlesbrough back on the cards for the youngster, however, the report concludes by claiming that it is important to note that Muniz’s preferred destination is Fulham.
While the mess surrounding the transfer of Muniz appears to be of Tony Khan’s own doing, if the report from Brazil is to be believed, it nevertheless represents something of a nightmare for the Cottagers director of football.
Indeed, it is clear that the west London club are interested in the 20-year-old, or else they would not have spent time negotiating with both Flamengo and the player’s agents, as well as agreeing a fee for the transfer of the Brazilian.
However, if Khan’s apparent sloppiness eventually leads to Fulham missing out on the striker, and he goes on to join Middlesbrough instead, it would undoubtedly be a major blow for the co-owner.
Indeed, Muniz would appear to be a player with a significant amount of potential, with the £2.7m-rated man bagging three goals, registering one assist and creating two big chances over his nine Serie A appearances for Flamengo so far this term, as well as making an average of 0.6 key passes and taking 2.4 shots per game.
As such, the forward would very much appear to make a fantastic addition to Marco Silva’s side, not only for next season but for many more to come in the future, and missing out on his signing would more than likely leave a great portion of the Craven Cottage faithful gutted.