Fulham fans will be confident that their side can avoid relegation from the Premier League next season.
The Cottagers finally returned to England’s top division after a four-year absence by defeating Aston Villa in the play-off final. In addition to keeping the majority of their key players, Fulham have strengthened significantly during the summer transfer window. As a result, they look well equipped to beat the drop next year.
Star forward, Aleksandar Mitrovic, completed a permanent move to Craven Cottage after impressing on loan. Fulham also managed to lure Jean Michael Seri from Nice despite interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. Their latest recruit could be the final piece of the puzzle.
To sure up his defence, Slavisa Jokanovic spent £15m to sign Swansea City defender – Alfie Mawson. Valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, the Welshman impressed for the Swans last season despite their relegation. He played in every single Premier League game last season and showed he was too good to be playing at Championship level.
Mawson will add some much-needed steel into the Fulham backline. His ability in the air is his biggest strength – winning 3.2 aerial duels per game last season (WhoScored). Mawson also chipped in with two goals meaning set-pieces could be a huge factor in their bid for survival. The 24-year-old still has a lot to prove at Premier League.
But for £15m, Fulham have made one of the signings of the summer.
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