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 from some of Fulham’s loanees, with Jean Michael Seri, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Fabri all spending time away from Craven Cottage at present.
JEAN MICHAEL SERI
Jean Michael Seri has endured mixed fortunes during his loan spell at Galatasaray, with the Ivorian starting his Turkish spell with a Super Cup-winning assist – before getting sent off a few weeks later as his team were held by Konyaspor.
That saw him sit out two Super Lig games, and although he marked his return with a goal against Yeni Malatyaspor, he has not made a league appearance since.
However, he has played every minute of Galatasaray’s Champions League group stage campaign so far, though they have gained just one point ahead of a double-header against Real Madrid in the weeks to come.
ANDRE-FRANK ZAMBO ANGUISSA
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa has become a solid component of a Villarreal side that has gifted the Cameroonian some top-flight experience in Spain.
Starting six of the Yellow Submarine’s opening eight league games, the 23-year-old has helped his temporary side to take up ninth place in the table going into the international break, despite narrowly being beaten by Barcelona towards the end of last month.
Heading into the break off the back of a defeat to Osasuna, Anguissa and Villarreal face a trip to Espanyol next weekend.
With RCD Mallorca not in action due to the international break, it was a rather normal weekend for Fabri, who has spent the last five La Liga matches watching from the substitutes’ bench.
His ‘highlight’ – if you can call it that – arguably came when the goalkeeper managed to get himself booked during his side’s defeat to Getafe back in September.
But the Spaniard did at least get to witness his side pick up three points before the league schedule took a week off as Mallorca overcame Espanyol, with the 31-year-old having spent August out of the frame at Craven Cottage.
Seri has arguably shown the best and worst of his abilities during his short spell at Galatasaray so far, but the disruptive start to his loan may mean he is yet to find his feet in Turkey.
Meanwhile, the Fulham duo in Spain have had contrasting starts, with Anguissa a regular for Villarreal and Fabri yet to up his appearances tally since heading overseas.
But with plenty of games to be played, there is still ample time for the trio to gain more valuable top-flight experience as Fulham will look to provide more upon their returns in the summer.
Fulham fans, how pleased are you with Seri’s and Anguissa’s progress away from Craven Cottage? Are any of these players guaranteed starters upon their returns? Let us know in the comments below!
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