With Fulham having regained their Premier League status, it remains to be seen how ambitious those who run the club are.
Primarily, survival has to be the prime objective in our first season back in the top-tier of English football.
But, will the Fulham hierarchy strive to make an impression now that promotion has been achieved?
Here at Vital Fulham, we’d like to hope so, we’d like to see the club at least aim for a top-ten finish.
However, if that is to be the case then significant funds may have to be spent.
Today, we’ve awoken to a piece of speculation that suggests that may very well be the case.
According to the news source, HITC, Fulham are one of several Premier League clubs, the others being Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Arsenal, who are interested in signing the midfielder, Jack Grealish.
Grealish is currently on the books of the Championship side Aston Villa, however, Villa are having to make financial cut-backs after failing to beat Fulham in the play-off final and seeing a dramatic reduction in the parachute payments they’ve been receiving since being relegated from the Premier League.
But, Grealish doesn’t come cheap, the Birmingham based club are asking for a fee of £40 million for the 22-year-old who is able to play as a winger or an attacking midfielder.
It is, in all honesty, a huge fee, but it could indicate that the Fulham board are keen to make an instant impression in the Premier League.
But, what are the chances of a deal being done?
Vital Fulham Verdict – Grealish showed, against Fulham at Wembley, he is a good player, his willingness to run with the ball troubled Fulham on more than one occasion. The trouble is, although we’d like to think otherwise, the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal probably appeal to the youngster more than Fulham. Therefore, unless Slavisa Jokanovic can convince the player otherwise, I can’t see him playing regularly at Craven Cottage, can you?