Fulham now open talks with 28-year-old over new deal after club tried to sign him on deadline day


Fulham now open talks with 28-year-old over new deal after club tried to sign him on deadline day

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Fulham are now in talks with midfielder Harrison Reed over signing a new contract.

A report from the Evening Standard has shared more details about the 28-year-old’s immediate future.

If deadline day had gone differently, Fulham would have had a drastically changed midfield.

Joao Palhinha was in Munich ready to sign for the German champions, all he needed was for Fulham to sign a replacement.

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Scott McTominay were considered, but ultimately neither player arrived at Craven Cottage.

Youssouf Fofana was another player they were considering but after Palhinha’s move fell through there was no need to sign the Frenchman.

There was also an offer from Wolves for Harrison Reed, although drastically below what many Fulham fans would value him.

They wanted the 28-year-old for just £3m and Fulham unsurprisingly turned that down too.

Now, Fulham want Reed to sign a new contract to extend his stay at the club.

Since arriving from Southampton initially on loan back in 2019, Reed has been an essential player in the centre of the pitch.

His partnership with Palhinha was a major reason why Fulham finished in the top half last season.

After making 150 appearances for the club, Fulham want to offer him the chance to make a lot more in the future.

Fulham in talks with Reed over new contract

The report from the Evening Standard states that both parties are now in talks over a deal that would extend Reed’s time at the club.

The former England Under-21 international was reportedly open to joining Wolves at the end of the transfer window.

However, he’s also happy to sign a new deal if presented with ‘suitably improved terms’.

Whether Fulham should be offering Reed a new contract is another matter.

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Marco Silva has one of the oldest squads in the Premier League and although Reed might not necessarily be the problem, this is how Fulham were first relegated from the top flight.

Under Martin Jol, the squad’s average age reached a point where no players had any resale value, making bringing in new players very tricky.

Silva faces a similar problem soon if Tony Khan doesn’t get Fulham’s recruitment right over the next 12 months.

After the work he did in the summer, there will be little faith within the fanbase that he’s capable of doing that.

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