Championship clubs now eyeing move for £4m Fulham player not in Marco Silva’s plans


Championship clubs now eyeing move for £4m Fulham player not in Marco Silva’s plans

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Championship clubs are now considering a move to sign Fulham centre-back Terence Kongolo

A report from Sky Sports has shared more details about the 29-year-old’s future.

There will be plenty of Fulham fans who have forgotten that Terence Kongolo still plays for the club.

He was initially signed on loan in January 2020 from Huddersfield Town to contribute to the club’s promotion challenge.

The 29-year-old was described as an ‘exciting young player’ at the time by Tony Khan.

Kongolo played just once that season as Scott Parker guided Fulham back to the Premier League via the play-offs.

Bafflingly, he was signed for £4m that summer after barely featuring during his first spell at the club.

Kongolo once again only played once in the league in the following season – a 1-0 defeat to Wolves – with injuries crippling his involvement.

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Marco Silva had no need to Kongolo and he was allowed to join Ligue 2 side Le Havre on loan as he Fulham to the Championship side.

Now, Fulham want to sell Kongolo and several clubs in the second tier are interested.

Championship sides eye Fulham defender Kongolo

The update from Sky Sports states numerous clubs have expressed an interest in the Dutch defender.

He’s in the final year of his contract, although the club do have the option to extend his deal by a further year.

It would be an extremely surprising decision if Fulham decided to take up that option.

Kongolo has managed just four appearances in three-and-a-half years at Craven Cottage.

Fulham have made some poor decisions in the transfer market under Shahid and Tony Khan.

Kostas Mitroglou’s deadline day move back in 2014 always stands out, as do names like Thanos Petsos, Dino Fazlic and Mark Fotheringham.

However, Fulham signing Kongolo on a permanent deal after he failed to aid their Championship campaign in 2020/21 is up there.

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A transfer this summer is the best solution for all parties and it’s unlikely Fulham will demand much of a fee for the 29-year-old.

Even with Tosin Adarabioyo potentially leaving this summer, there’s no way back for Kongolo at Craven Cottage.

His career has gone off-track since joining Fulham and he’s a long way from the Dutch set-up and adding to his four caps.

Playing regular minutes and avoiding injury has to be the aim for Kongolo next season.

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