According to Odia, Fulham are set to sign Flamengo’s Brazilian striker Rodrigo Muniz.
The forward is set to join the Whites on a permanent deal despite the fact the London club initially only wanted to take him on loan.
This is due to the fact Fulham were competing with Middlesbrough for this signing, and they needed to offer something special to beat the Teessiders to his signature.
Interestingly, Marco Silva is reportedly the man who has been pushing for this signing, and that’s noteworthy due to the iron grip Tony Khan has had on Fulham transfers in recent years.
Khan famously doesn’t let his managers have much of a say on recruitment, but Silva has apparently pushed hard for this one, so perhaps there’s something of a change in tact going on behind the scenes.
Muniz is a physical and strong number nine, and Fulham certainly needed a backup forward with Aleksandar Mitrovic remaining the only senior striker in the squad, and amid rumours the Serbian is still keen to leave the club, there’s every chance Muniz ends up being the Whites’ first-choice this season.
Muniz becomes only the second Brazilian to ever play for the Craven Cottage outfit after Lucas Piazon, and we can only hope his time at the club is as successful as Piazon’s was.