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Fulham to rival Sevilla for Victor Nelsson transfer

Fulham could be set to bolster their defence with a shrewd transfer…

What’s the word?

According to Tutto Mercato Web, the Cottagers are preparing to match Sevilla’s bid for Galatasaray defender Victor Nelsson.

The reported fee is around €14m (£11.8m), suggesting that they will have to add to their ever-growing summer spending of £34.7m.

Perhaps the draw of the Premier League, or an impressive financial package, can tempt the defender to join Marco Silva’s side rather than the Spanish giants.

He can help keep them up

Although Fulham do boast a solid starting centre-back partnership in Tosin Adarabioyo and Tim Ream, one player who could come in and push them both to the edge is this Danish defender.

Having featured an astounding 48 times last season for Galatasaray across both domestic and European competition, he has already proven himself as a stalwart and a reliable performer for his side.

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Across his league campaign, the €18k-per-week (£15k) ace boasted some impressive stats that outlined him as one of his side’s top performers.

What stands out is his astounding 3.9 clearances per game, which will be extremely useful for a Fulham side that will likely be under sustained pressure throughout the season.

He also made no mistakes leading to a goal in all of his 36 appearances, compared with Ream’s two errors and Adarabioyo’s one.

The last thing a side desperate to stay in the division needs is to gift goals to the opposition, so this will be something that can help them ensure survival.

His bravery and defensive contributions led to one of the Galatasaray board of directors labelling him their “Danish Lion”.

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This, combined with his clear ability to dictate the game from the back would make him perfect for a Marco Silva side that is desperate to play out from defence.

His average pass accuracy per game of 87% supports the notion that he would not look out of place in this system, making him a “superb” – as dubbed by scout Jacek Kulig – fit for the squad.

He would likely slip right into the fold at Craven Cottage, and his reliability combined with his all-around ability could be integral in keeping Fulham safe this season.

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