Leicester City are interested in signing Tom Cairney.
That’s according to The Daily Mail’s Tom Collomosse who states that the Foxes are keen to sign the Fulham skipper this summer.
Cairney is undoubtedly a Fulham legend, but after playing the role of a super sub for most of this season and entering the final year of his contract, it may be time for the Scotland international to move on from Craven Cottage.
Indeed, if there are further midfield additions this summer then Cairney will drop further down the pecking order, and, to be honest, it’s not fair for a player of his quality to be sitting on the bench.
A move to Leicester could well appeal to Cairney. It would give him the chance to play in the Championship again, a league where he has previously thrived, while a switch to the East Midlands would allow the Nottingham-born midfielder to be closer to home.
If this is the end for Cairney at Fulham, it’s been quite the ride since he arrived for £3m from Blackburn Rovers.
Three promotions, two playoff wins and countless screamers, Cairney is a modern great at Fulham, and he will always be remembered fondly in this part of London.
That being said, Cairney did play a key role for Marco Silva’s side towards the end of the season after Andreas Pereira picked up an injury, so perhaps there is still a place for the skipper to make his mark in this squad and continue to play a key role for the Whites.
Fulham will have a few big decisions to make this summer on players who are fan favourites, Tim Ream isn’t getting any younger, Cairney isn’t playing as much as he would like and Marek Rodak is barely getting a game these days.
Fulham may have to make some tough calls, but when you’re in the Premier League you have to be ruthless.