Fulham have now said they will sell forward Rodrigo Muniz if their £8.5m asking price is met.
It’s safe to say Rodrigo Muniz’s move to Fulham hasn’t quite worked out yet.
It was clear that he needed some time to adapt to English football during his first season at Fulham.
Regularly brought on as a substitute to give Mitrovic a breather, Muniz’s energy and enthusiasm were never in doubt.
The Serbian had a record-breaking Championship season, but Muniz still popped up with five goals in just 500 minutes of football.
However, his loan move to Middlesbrough didn’t go to plan last season as Michael Carrick brought in his own forwards after joining midway through the campaign.
Fulham could now sell Muniz this summer, but only if they make a profit on the forward.
It’s hard to see him being a part of the first-team squad next season and if he isn’t sold another loan move would make sense.
Fulham name price to sell Muniz
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Nicola suggested that three Brazilian teams are keen on Muniz.
Fulham want £8.5m for the 22-year-old if they’re going to sell him this early in the transfer window.
However, the later it gets in the summer, the more likely it is that Fulham may lower their expectations.
Despite not being part of Marco Silva’s plans last season, the Portuguese has previously been very complimentary about the youngster.
During his first season at the club, Silva said: “He’s a young boy, a young player who’s hungry to learn.
“It’s tough for him, coming from Brazil at 20-years-old, but he’s shown his quality and shown myself and my staff that we were right when we asked the Club to buy Rodrigo.”
Young forward Jay Stansfield thrived on loan last season and may now be ahead of Muniz in the pecking order.
Carlos Vinicius has also been linked with an exit and so Fulham may not want to sell Muniz until a replacement is brought in.
Fulham still haven’t made a signing yet, but it would be a surprise for Silva not to look at forwards who could compete with Mitrovic.
Right now, Muniz isn’t that player although it would be a shame to see him sold before fulfilling his potential.