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Re: Sunday Fulham Stuff - 07/02/21...
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2021, 09:53:01 AM »
Josh King’s Fulham contract offer revealed – striker offered ‘multi-million’ deal before joining Everton

Josh King left Bournemouth for Everton last month, snubbing Fulham in the process.

The 29-year-old was destined to be sold off in last month’s window. Everton paid Bournemouth a nominal fee to bring King to Goodison until the end of the season, with an option to extend his deal.

The likes of West Ham and Aston Villa were rumoured to be keen, and Fulham too. Now though, The Sun on Sunday (07.02, pg. 60) reports that Fulham were ‘stunned to miss out on King’, having tabled a pretty healthy offer for the Norway man.

The report claims that Fulham offered King an initial two-and-a-half year deal at Craven Cottage, in which King would earn £4million-a-season. But Alan Nixon writes how King’s deal had no ‘relegation cut’, and so he opted for Everton instead.

It’s another twist in what was a long and drawn out saga for King. After Bournemouth’s demise from the Premier League he looked all but set to leave, instead missing out on the move and struggling in the Championship.

He made 12 league appearances for Bournemouth without scoring this season. But he leaves the club as a long-time fan favourite for his services in the Premier League, in which he scored 48 goals for Bournemouth.

Now though, he’s embarked on a new adventure at Everton, having made his debut v Leeds United at the start of the month.

Bournemouth meanwhile have since sacked manager Jason Tindall, and currently sit in 6th-place of the Championship table after a win over Birmingham City yesterday.



https://the72.co.uk/220302/josh-kings-fulham-contract-offer-revealed-striker-offered-multi-million-deal-before-joining-everton/

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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2021, 09:54:01 AM »
Loftus-Cheek’s woes ‘certainly not a confidence issue’

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is not short on confidence despite squandering several chances in the goalless draw against West Ham, according to Fulham boss Scott Parker.

The Whites’ on-loan Chelsea midfielder has started each of Fulham’s past seven Premier League matches – bar the loss against his parent club – while captain Tom Cairney remains sidelined with injury.

All five of Loftus-Cheek’s shots against the Hammers were either blocked or off-target, including a glorious opportunity when he was sent through one-on-one with keeper Lukasz Fabianski but could only find the side netting.

Nevertheless, Parker praised the 25-year-old.

“You’ve just seen a performance from the boy that was nothing short of incredible,” the former Fulham and Chelsea midfielder said.

“I thought he was fantastic, taking us up the pitch, controlling the ball – his whole game.

“I understand he missed a couple of chances. But, again, this is a young player that is developing like a lot of these players in the team.”

It is an improvement that pleases Parker, after Loftus-Cheek’s inconsistent start to the season saw him dipping in and out of the starting 11.

“Do I see a progression? A million per cent, I do,” added Parker.

“When you’ve got young players, there are always levels you need to get to.

“Ruben’s the first to understand [that he needs to] add some goals to his game. That’s where he needs to be.

“It’s certainly not a confidence issue.”



https://www.westlondonsport.com/fulham/loftus-cheeks-woes-certainly-not-a-confidence-issue