Date: 17th September 2020 at 9:00am
Written by: Steven Haynes

It would be a heck of a long shot, but my word it would be the answer to our problems.

Not just this season, but potentially for a couple of years to come as well.

According to a report in The Telegraph, Fulham are interested in bringing in Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah. The defender has been a regular for the German side for a number of years, breaking into the team when he was just 19-years-old, but the report claims that he could be available this window, although it didn’t state how much he would likely cost us.

However, a report from a few months ago when Arsenal were circling him indicates that they valued him at the time at £33m, which assuming the figure hasn’t budged much between now and then is very much going in the opposite direction to the rest of the deals we’ve made this window.

Standing at 6’5, he would certainly be a physical and empowering centre-back, a far cry from the likes of Tim Ream who is a more modern ball-playing centre-half, and would offer up a nice partnership with Michael Hector in the backline.

Is a new CB our priority this window?

Yes

Yes

No

No

But in the end, given how desperate we are to find someone who can actually do a job at this level, I don’t think that it’s really that big of a gamble for us to take. He looks the part, and if he helps keep us up, then given the money we’ll get for staying up, we’ll have been worth the part too.

What about you? Do you think we should be chasing after Tah this window?

 

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