The Lowdown: Fulham flying…
With a win against Spurs on Monday, Fulham could even leapfrog Antonio Conte’s side into fifth – a victory which would highlight their deserved top-flight status after winning automatic promotion last year.
A very impressive post-World Cup run has seen Silva’s side clinch four wins out of their last five in the league, and it took a Champions League-chasing Newcastle to end their winning streak last Sunday with a stoppage time goal.
Despite the Cottagers’ electric form, it is believed that they want to upgrade their options in central midfield, leading Fulham to consider a move for Abdoulaye Doucoure.
The Latest: Fulham eyeing ‘shock’ Whiteman move…
According to The Sun, it appears that Fulham have a ‘cheaper alternative’ in mind to the Everton ace in Preston midfielder Whiteman.
It is believed that the Cottagers are eyeing a ‘shock’ move for the 26-year-old as Fulham surprisingly shortlist the £5m man as a new target.
Fulham also apparently ‘know’ that he would ‘jump at the chance’ to make a move to the top flight.
The Verdict: Good option?
The League One-winning midfielder could come as a solid option for Silva if the Fulham boss wishes to add more depth to his midfield before January 31.
As per WhoScored, Whiteman stands out as a key player at Deepdale, starting 24 Championship matches this season and playing their fourth-highest amount of league minutes. The former Manchester United trainee also ranks in Preston’s top four overall performers and top three for interceptions made and tackles won per 90.
The Englishman would also add to Silva’s homegrown roster, and for £5m, it is a fairly low-risk move financially.
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