Fulham may not have gotten the three points on offer, at St James Park, against Newcastle United, but the fact that Claudio Ranieri saw his side pick up a point, in a 0-0 draw, will give the Italian hope for the future.
The 0-0 draw was, as it turns out, our first clean sheet of the season with Ranieri opting to switch to a back-three instead of the usual back-four.
It’s well acknowledged that one of the main reasons Fulham, as the festive season approaches, are bottom of the Premier League table, is our inability to defend.
With the January transfer window set to open in a matter of days, speculation is starting to appear as to who Ranieri might bring to the club to help shore that leaky defence up and therefore enhance our chances of retaining our Premier League status.
Today, nestling in the Turkish press source, the fotomac, is the inference that Fulham are eyeing up a possible move for a non-nonsense rugged defender who played a prominent part in Croatia’s World Cup bid, last summer.
The player in question being the 29-year-old Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida.
Now whether Vida would be willing to make the move to the Premier League and assist us in our quest to retain our Premier League status remains to be seen.
But, in my opinion, he fits the bill perfectly.
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