Fulham fans in the Transfer Tavern can’t wait for the Premier League season to begin – our punters are delighted to be back in the big time.
The Cottagers earned promotion back to England’s top division by defeating Aston Villa in the play-off final back in May. It capped a terrific season for the club who received plenty of praise for their entertaining style of play in the Championship. Player of the Year, Ryan Sessegnon, was crucial in their promotion bid and looks to be staying at the club.
With the transfer window open, Slavisa Jokanovic needs to strengthen his squad ahead of a gruelling campaign. Due to the strength of the promoted teams and the money available to Premier League clubs, avoiding relegation will be even more difficult. The Serb is yet to make a signing but lost Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer to West Ham.
However, Fulham could make a real statement of intent if they lured AC Milan defender, Mateo Musacchio, to Craven Cottage. Valued at £11.25m by Transfermarkt, the Argentine has struggled for game time at the San Siro since joining from Villarreal last summer. He has failed to displace Leonardo Bonucci and Alessio Romagnoli in the first-team and may move on in search of first-team football.
The 27-year-old would be an excellent signing for the Cottagers and significantly increases their chances of survival. He is a fantastic defender that doesn’t deserve to be sitting on the bench. Musacchio would also add some much-needed experience into the Fulham back line which will prove vital in the long-term.
There would be no better way to kickstart their summer spending.
Fulham fans, thoughts?