Fulham are still in negotiations for a highly-rated European starlet…
According to journalist Bruno Andrade, Justin Kluivert is still on the radar of Marco Silva and his recruitment staff at Craven Cottage in a potential £8.4m swoop.
Taking to Twitter, Andrade claimed:” Justin Kluivert wants to play in the Premier League and is in negotiation with Fulham, but there is still no agreement with Roma, who ask for 10M € + % of future sale.
“Borrowing is out of the question. It is also targeted in Italy and Germany. Benfica and Sporting probed through intermediaries”.
With the Dutch winger having been linked with Fulham throughout the summer, Silva may look to accelerate this deal after the long-term injury suffered by their summer signing Manor Solomon.
He has struggled to truly get his career off the ground despite a few seasons of promise, but perhaps a move to the Premier League could enable him to realise the potential which saw him labelled a “huge talent” by Daily Express reporter Joe Krishnan.
On top of his assists, the 23-year-old’s creativity is further outlined in his match average of 1.3 key passes from last term. Add to that his 1.1 shots per game and you can see why he poses a constant threat for defenders in terms of both scoring and creating chances.
However, with Kluivert having also played in Europe’s elite competition during his career, and across several major leagues in Europe, he has plenty of high-level experience for someone who is still only 23 years old.
He could definitely come in and act as a replacement for the injured Israel international, and upon Solomon’s return to action, the two could offer great competition for places to support Aleksandar Mitrovic, so hopefully Fulham can bring Kluivert to the Premier League.