The January transfer window is open, and Fulham may once again be a very interesting club to follow throughout this time.
The Whites haven’t gotten off to the best of starts this season, currently sitting 18th in the Premier League, but after four games without a loss, the London outfit have a platform to build upon.
One way in which Fulham can kick on is to make new signings, but if new players are to come in, they will also have to start thinking about some departures.
Fulham currently have 29 senior players at the club, meaning that four players are currently unregistered in the Premier League, those being Jean Michael Seri, Josh Onomah, Stefan Johansen and Kevin McDonald.
It’s unlikely that Seri, McDonald or Johansen will force their way back into the 25-man squad, but there’s every chance that Onomah gets another go, as he was a regular starter in the early knockings of the season, before picking up an injury that ruled him out for the first few months of the season.
Of course, if Onomah comes back in, one man currently in the squad will have to miss out, and when you look at the minutes played this season, you’d have to say that the likes of Neeskens Kebano, Maxime Le Marchand, Michael Hector and Denis Odoi are at risk of dropping out.
Meanwhile, Parker has also admitted that he wouldn’t mind loaning in another striker, which means, unless the new addition is under 21, another of the aforementioned players will miss out on a spot in the 25-man squad, and may have to be sold.
That’s before you even factor in the potential return of Anthony Knockaert on January 7th, which could then leave Fulham with another player on their wage bill that needs to either be shifted or put into the squad at the expense of another player.
Fulham do need additions, but they also have so much deadwood to shift and with Onomah returning from injury, Knockaert’s loan coming to an end and potentially a new loan addition coming in, Parker has three big calls to make when it comes to picking the 25 men he’s going to rely on once Fulham finally get back to playing football again.