Ligue 1

Hodgson identifies Audel to continue stunning start

JohanAudel_2236915Fulham are ready to battle it out with Portsmouth for Valenciennes striker Johan Audel. The Valenciennes hitman, who’s scored 16 goals in 52 appearances for the French side, has been on trial at Portsmouth recently but Roy Hodgson has reportedly identified him as a possible signing to provide competition for Bobby Zamora, Erik Nevland and Andy Johnson.

The 25 year old old, who scored twice in the opening eight games of the Ligue 1 season, has been linked with a number of clubs and is flattered with the options, including to be linked with Fulham. Sky Sports quote Audel as saying

“I am flattered by the interest being shown by clubs. Fulham have not contacted me so far, but let’s wait and see.”

Audel is valued at Valenciennes at around £3.5 million which is well within Roy Hodgson’s price range and is said to be interested in a move to the Premiership from Valenciennes where he has spent the last two and a half years.

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