In our Loan Watch feature series, the Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from a particular club are faring whilst they are away from their parent side, and provide a brief update regarding their form.
Here is an update on Fulham’s three loanees. Two of them met in La Liga before the international break, though Fabri’s short spell on the field for RCD Mallorca was halted as they welcomed Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s Villarreal, while Jean Michael Seri continues to strive for minutes at Galatasaray.
ANDRE-FRANK ZAMBO ANGUISSA
Cameroon international Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa has continued his promising progress at Villarreal, despite the Spanish side dropping outside of the top half of the La Liga standings.
Starting every game since September’s international break, Anguissa has been an integral part of the squad, though has completed just two of his temporary side’s matches since October.
However, he was fully involved in their most recent game against Mallorca, though could not prevent the Yellow Submarine from falling to a 3-1 defeat.
JEAN MICHAEL SERI
Jean Michael Seri is going through a testing time at Galatasaray, with starts few and far between for the Super Lig outfit, while he has been linked with an early return to Craven Cottage in January.
Seri has started every game in an awful Champions League campaign for Gala to this point, with their 6-0 defeat to Real Madrid arguably the lowest point so far for the on-loan Ivorian, who has been in and out of the team since moving to Turkey.
Fabri had endured the entire season on the bench for RCD Mallorca, before finally turning out for his loan side against Real Valladolid at the start of the month.
He could not stop his team going down to a 3-0 defeat as his one and only appearance so far was not one to remember, while he returned to the bench for their following game against Villarreal before the international break.
The Spaniard’s outing was his first since playing in Fulham’s first two Premier League matches last season.
It has not been the brightest few weeks for these on-loan Whites, but at least there has been match action for Fabri, who has had to be patient for playing time so far.
While Seri’s spell at Galatasaray looks to be heading south, it seems as though Anguissa is continuing to benefit during his time away from Craven Cottage, despite a run of results that may suggest otherwise.
The run-up to the January window should give us a better indication of their immediate futures – particularly in the case of Seri – as well as Fulham’s hopes of welcoming them back to Craven Cottage in 2020 as a Premier League club once again.
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