Fulham have received an offer for troublesome centre-forward Aboubakar Kamara.
That’s according to a report by the Sky Sports Transfer Centre (via Football League World), who claim that Greek Super League club Aris Thessaloniki have made a bid worth over £4m for the 26-year-old Fulham striker.
The report does not mention whether chairman Tony Khan has accepted the bid, or indicate whether the Cottagers are open to selling the Mauritania international this summer, although it is stated that Kamara is under contract at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2024, suggesting Fulham are in a strong negotiating position regarding their rarely-seen forward.
Having joined Fulham from French side Amiens SC in what was a £5.35m move back in 2017, it would seem a fair assessment to make that Kamara has not quite lived up to expectations in west London.
Indeed, having featured a total of 93 times in all competitions for the Cottagers, the 26-year-old has scored just 17 goals and provided six assists for his teammates, with the vast majority of these goal involvements coming in the Championship.
Last season, the £1.8m-rated striker was incredibly disappointing over his 11 Premier League appearances for Scott Parker’s side, scoring no goals, registering no assists and creating no big chances, in addition to mustering an average of just 0.2 shots on target per game and missing one big chance for his side.
These metrics saw Kamara earn an average SofaScore match rating of 6.36, ranking him as Fulham’s fifth-worst performer in the top flight of English football, with Parker subsequently allowing the £21k-per-week forward to move on loan Dijon FCO for the second half of the campaign.
His time at Craven Cottage has been regularly been marred by controversy too, emphasising just how bad he’s let the club down for several years.
As per the Daily Mail, there was that infamous penalty incident with teammate Aleksander Mitrovic in December 2018, which led to a fight behind the scenes during training at a later date. He was also arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm at club’s training ground in 2019 and even refused to train before his loan exit in January this year.
As such, considering the miserable returns Kamara has brought Fulham, if the club have indeed received a bid of around £4m for the striker whom Claudio Ranieri once claimed he “wanted to kill,” as well as labelling the 26-year-old’s actions in one game as “unbelievable,” it would appear highly advisable for the club to get rid of the striker as quickly as possible this summer.