crazy ball – Fulham are not planning to just make a run in the Premier League like in previous seasons as they look to continue to strengthen their squad ahead of the new 2022/2023 season which starts in less than two weeks.
Having just announced the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno in a transfer deal worth IDR 145 billion, the Premier League promotion club are now looking to sign Manchester United defender Eric Bailly.
Following the arrival of Lisandro Martinez from Ajax Amsterdam, manager Erik ten Hag is keen to sell his side’s three defenders as he currently has up to seven centre-backs in his squad, including Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane.
The three names expected to leave are Ivory Coast’s Eric Bailly, England defender Phil Jones and the club’s academy product Axel Tuanzebe. All three are not included in the Dutch tactical plans at Old Trafford next season.
AS Roma and Sevilla were previously the only clubs interested in signing the first of the three defenders on Manchester United’s list, but now Fulham are also looking for a transfer.
According to the news reported via Football Insiders, Premier League Promotion Club Nickname The Cottagers it made bids for four defenders at once, including Eric Bailly. Another player who is also in their target is West Ham goalkeeper Issa Diop.
Fulham are determined to be active in this summer’s transfer window as they don’t want to repeat their bad history over the past few years of just one season in the Premier League and then being relegated. Bernd Leno’s transfer from Arsenal just inaugurated is one proof of their seriousness to go far in the league this season.
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