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Re: Tuesday Fulham Stuff - 22/09/20...
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2020, 12:01:38 AM »
Fulham lining up Lookman deal


Fulham are close to completing a loan deal for the Red Bull Leipzig winger Ademola Lookman, according to a report from the Daily Mail this evening.

The former England under-21 international is keen on a return to England having struggled since leaving Everton in a £16.5million move to Germany last July. The Wandsworth-born winger made just thirteen appearances last season, failing to recapture the form that had convinced Leipzig to turn his previous loan into a permanent deal, when he scored five times in eleven appearances.

The former Charlton academy graduate is now in discussions with Fulham about a potential loan move, according to the Mail. Lookman made his Charlton debut as an eighteen year-old and made an immediate impact for the Addicks, scoring five goals in 24 appearances in his first season in senior football and being voted the Championship’s apprenticeship of the year. He followed that up with seven goals in 25 appearances, which was enough for Everton to take him to Goodison Park in January 2017 for a fee rumoured to be in the region of £7.5m.

Lookman made a positive impression early on at Everton and scored four goals in 48 appearances for the Toffees but fell down the pecking order as new signings arrived. The 22 year-old is most at home on the left wing, but can also operate on the opposite flank or as a second striker. He has won eleven caps for England at under-21 level, scoring a single goal, and was part of the England under-20 side that won the World Cup in 2017 alongside Fulham’s Josh Onomah.



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Re: Tuesday Fulham Stuff - 22/09/20...
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2020, 12:04:39 AM »
Fulham signing this 22-year-old struggling Tottenham starlet would be a smart coup by Parker

Why Fulham signing Juan Foyth would bolster their backline

According to Twitter claims from The Athletic journalist Peter Rutzler, Fulham are ready to pursue a permanent deal for out-of-favour Tottenham centre-back Juan Foyth.

The reputed insider adds that the Cottagers are very much in the market for central defenders and have also identified Watford star Craig Dawson as a loan target.

Foyth had been linked with a move to fellow top-flight newcomers Leeds United earlier this summer but nothing has come of it yet. (h/t The Sun)

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Born in La Plata, Argentina, Juan Foyth started his professional career with Estudiantes in his homeland and made just 9 first-team appearances for his boyhood club before completing a move to Tottenham in the summer of 2017.

The 22-year-old has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter for the Lilywhites due to stiff competition for places, featuring 32 times in all competitions. Foyth also boasts of 10 senior international caps for Argentina and represented La Albiceleste at the 2019 Copa America as a first-team regular.

Foyth would add more quality to Fulham’s backline
Fulham have tried to strengthen their squad with some effective low-cost signings this summer following their promotion to the Premier League. Kenny Tete, Ola Aina and Antonee Robinson have been roped in to add more depth to the backline but the Cottagers are yet to bring in any central defensive reinforcements.

The Cottagers’ defensive frailties cost them their top-flight status during the 2018-19 season, where they conceded 81 goals and finished rock-bottom of the standings. Scott Parker was handed a timely reminder of those issues in his team’s 3-0 hammering at the hands of Arsenal on the opening day of the campaign.

Michael Hector started alongside veteran Tim Ream at the heart of the defence against the Gunners but neither of them looked particularly comfortable in dealing with the opposition’s attacking forays. Maxime Le Marchand and Denis Odoi had a rather easy outing against Ipswich Town in the EFL Cup but one does get the feeling that Fulham need more quality at the back.

Juan Foyth presents a young and hungry option with plenty of untapped potential. The Cottagers shouldn’t hesitate to take a punt on the Tottenham starlet as they bid to avoid another defensive debacle in the top-flight this time around.

The 22-year-old’s career hasn’t really taken off at Tottenham due to lack of game but he looks capable of shining in the Premier League if provided with regular minutes. The fact that he has already established himself as a regular for Argentina speaks volumes of his progress while Foyth’s versatility to operate as a right-back is also something that should appeal to Fulham.

Verdict
Juan Foyth could be a really handy option for Fulham, who desperately need some fresh faces to add more depth and quality to their central defensive unit. Having said that, the 22-year-old still has his best years ahead of him and the Cottagers raiding their London rivals for the Argentine international would be a shrewd piece of business.



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Re: Tuesday Fulham Stuff - 22/09/20...
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2020, 12:09:09 AM »
 Ademola Lookman: Fulham in talks with RB Leipzig over loan deal
Leipzig paid £22.5m to sign Lookman from Everton last summer after taking the winger on loan the previous season

Fulham are in talks with RB Leipzig over a deal to bring Ademola Lookman back to the Premier League.

Boss Scott Parker wants to bring the 22-year-old winger to Craven Cottage on loan for the season.

Leipzig paid £22.5m to sign Lookman from Everton last summer after taking him on loan the previous season.

But Lookman struggled to make an impact in the Bundesliga since making his switch permanent, featuring on just 11 occasions in the league last term.

RB Leipzig finished third in the Bundesliga last season, qualifying automatically for the Champions League group stages

Born in London, Lookman began his career at Charlton before moving to Everton in the 2017 January Transfer Window.

Lookman has featured throughout the age groups at youth team level for England, making 11 appearances for the U21s.



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Re: Tuesday Fulham Stuff - 22/09/20...
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2020, 12:10:15 AM »

Cottage Talk Post Match Show: Fulham Lose 4-3 To Leeds United

Take a listen to a podcast that focuses on Fulham Football Club.

In this episode, Max Cohen and Mike Gregg looked back at the disappointing 4-3 loss for Fulham.


You can also listen to the show by following this link...
https://cottagersconfidential.sbnation.com/2020/9/21/21449992/cottage-talk-post-match-show-fulham-lose-4-3-to-leeds-united

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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2020, 07:45:25 AM »
Garry Monk makes pledge as Sheffield Wednesday prepare for Carabao Cup clash at Fulham

The Owls take on Premier League opposition in the third round

Garry Monk insists Sheffield Wednesday will take the game to Fulham when they travel to the Premier League side tomorrow night.

The Owls head to the Premier League newboys for a Carabao Cup third round clash.

Monk's side have made a fine start to the 2020-21 campaign, and are still unbeaten after four games.

They have also not conceded a goal in those four outings and have already reduced their league handicap from minus 12 points to minus eight.

Ahead of the trip to Craven Cottage, Monk says his side have more than a good chance of producing an upset, provided they can maintain their recent high standards.

He said: "It's another opportunity for us to try to continue (the run). We're playing against a Premier League side away.

"We're looking forward to it and to give a good account of ourselves. The standards we've set are high.

"It's a difficult ask but if we keep showing the same attitude we have, it's a bit of freedom on us going to a Premier League club.

"We've done very well in the cup so far and we want to try and make sure in this round that we can do just as well.

"We've got our own high standards and if we can do that we'll be in with a chance of winning games against anyone.

"We deserve to be there and we'll have a good go at it."

Monk could shuffle his pack for the tie, with the likes of Moses Odubajo, Elias Kachunga and Alex Hunt all potential starters for the clash in the capital.

As for Monk's opposite number, Scott Parker, he is keen for his side to impress despite their number one priority being Premier League survival.

He said: "It's a competition that you're involved in so you want to try and win.

"Of course you have priorities, you want to try and field your best side in a competition that after two or three games you're into the nitty gritty of it.

"We've got Sheffield Wednesday and we'll go into that game hoping to try and progress."



https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/garry-monk-league-cup-fulham-18972990