Fulham now want to sign Sevilla defender Gonzalo Montiel as they look improve their full-back options this summer.
Fulham couldn’t have asked for a better result to start their Premier League campaign last weekend.
A tricky trip to Goodison Park resulted in a 1-0 win for Marco Silva’s side.
Bobby De Cordova-Reid was the man who found the back of the net but full credit has to go to Bernd Leno for the victory.
He denied Everton’s players time and time again to keep a miraculous clean sheet.
Unsurprisingly, Marco Silva is searching for options to improve his defence going into this season.
Fulham now want to sign Gonzalo Montiel to challenge Kenny Tete at right-back.
The 26-year-old has some decent pedigree having played in La Liga for the past three seasons.
On top of that, he also scored the penalty that won Argentina the World Cup last year.
Fulham want to sign Montiel
Posting on social media, Sheth said: “Fulham in market for a right-back. Interest in Sevilla’s Gonzalo Montiel & Leicester City’s Timothy Castagne.
“Montiel scored decisive shootout penalty in World Cup final & Europa League final.
“Castagne not played a minute this season.”
In addition to Sheth’s reporting, Barclay wrote: “Understand Al-Hilal have made a new offer of around £43million for Aleksandar Mitrovic.
“Meanwhile, Fulham in their RB search also like the look of Sevilla’s Gonzalo Montiel – who scored Argentina’s WC-winning penalty – and remain keen on Timothy Castagne.”
Fulham have been linked with plenty of full-backs this summer, including Castagne as suggested above.
However, finding the right fit isn’t easy as current first choice Kenny Tete has a rather unique defensive profile.
He’s brilliant in the air and does well going forward, but mostly he excels in one-on-one situations.
This allows him to bail Fulham out for often than not when they overcommit going forward.
Fulham may want Montiel as he too is decent in these scenarios, reading the game well and performing well in the final third.
He’s also shown in the past year that he can perform in the highest-pressure situations possible.