A small window of opportunity has opened up.
Now it’s just a case of whether or not Fulham are going to be in a position to go and do something about it.
According to a report from Portuguese outlet A Bola, one of Fulham’s summer targets Jovane Cabral, is still having troubles when it comes to negotiating a new contract with his current side Sporting Lisbon. The report does later state that it’s still possible things can be resolved, but until pen goes on the paper, you never know what could happen.
I said a couple of months ago when we were linked with him that I wasn’t too enamoured with the idea of bringing him in, mainly because at the time I felt it weird that we were focusing on him when we could have used some defenders.
Now that we have sorted the defence out somewhat with the signings of Tosin Adarabioyo and Joachim Andersen, it gives us a bit of an opportunity to take stock of the situation once again and ask whether or not it would be a good move for us to make this time around.
How much will Fulham spend this winter?
Less than £10m
More than £10m
To some extent it’s a bit of a coincidence, because I talked a couple of days ago about how we might need to re-jig things when it comes to the right-wing position, perhaps consolidating some of the many options that we have into one player that can make an impact for us. Now, if you take a look at his record when it comes to goals and assists, you can certainly see he’d be able to do that for us, working in tandem with Ademola Lookman on the left-hand side.
It then just remains a case of how much would we be willing to fork out to make it happen if at all. The reports in the summer claimed that the club weren’t willing to let him go for anything less than €20m, and whilst that might seem high, if we can raise that money by selling/loaning out some of the players within the squad then I think it’s an avenue worth pursuing if the price remains the same.
What about you? What do you make of these reports with regards Cabral?