Two Players Who Could Leave Fulham In The Summer
Fulham may yet be a Premier League side next season, their attacking flair and genuine skill levels marking them out as one of the better teams in this league.
Despite this, they are still not in an automatic promotion position because of their continued poor starts to seasons and they’d better hope they go up or surely they will not keep hanging onto the likes of Ryan Sessegnon and Tom Cairney.
Regardless of what division they are in, the below two players have not performed up to expectations and are bound to be allowed to leave this summer:
The Portuguese striker was signed supposedly to alleviate Fulham’s continued No.9 problems for a large fee but has been poor almost every time he’s performed.
Fonte was even moved to a wider position at one point which clearly didn’t suit him and although some of this could be attributed to his settling into new surroundings, Fulham cannot take a chance on how long it will take for him to reach his peak.
With this in mind, Fonte may be sold on after just one season given that he came with a good reputation from Portugal and at 27 years old will still be an attractive proposition for some clubs, especially on the Iberian Peninsula.
The defensive midfielder was brought in only last summer from Standard Liege for just over £2million and at 23 he, in theory, has plenty of potential yet.
It was a surprise at the time, though his arrival should have been a major sign that Slavisa Jokanovic indeed planned to change to a 4-3-3 which did not suit Fulham and was the major reason they underperformed in the first half of the campaign.
Having seen sense and gone back to a 4-2-3-1 with Stefan Johansen and Kevin McDonald, among others back in their rightful positions, Cisse is less needed given that as well as the aforementioned two, the Londoners have better performers such as Oliver Norwood and even Tayo Edun at their disposal.
Cisse can’t use injuries as an excuse and I know he’s young, but underperforming and being under contract until at least 2020 means Fulham will probably decide to market him from May onwards to clubs in Europe and maybe in a decent position to get a reasonable fee for Cisse.