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Fabrizio Romano drops replace on Joao Palhinha’s future

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Fulham have now been supplied with an replace on the way forward for midfielder Joao Palhinha by switch skilled Fabrizio Romano.

Does Joao Palhinha need to go away Fulham?

Palhinha was set to hitch Bayern Munich on the finish of the summer season switch window, with a £60m deal being agreed, nonetheless the transfer collapsed on the ultimate phases, as Fulham had been unable to usher in a alternative earlier than the deadline.

The midfielder has expressed his disappointment concerning the transfer not going by means of, saying: “I can’t lie, in soccer, all of us have desires and people are to play within the Champions League and for the most effective golf equipment on this planet.

“Individuals have to see and perceive that as effectively however I additionally need to say I’ve all respect and I’m actually completely satisfied to be right here as effectively.

“The transfer didn’t occur and now I’m simply targeted on Fulham once more. I’ll give attention to my work and provides all the pieces I can like I’ve accomplished prior to now.”

Since then, the 28-year-old has put pen to paper on a brand new contract, which runs till 2028, with the choice for an extra yr, and no launch clause has been included, which means the Cottagers maintain the bargaining energy in any future switch home windows.

The actual fact the Portugal worldwide has dedicated to a brand new deal suggests he’s completely satisfied at Craven Cottage, however Bayern stay undeterred, and Romano has now indicated the Bundesliga membership may make a recent strategy within the subsequent switch window.

As relayed by CaughtOffside, the switch skilled stated: “Joao Palhinha – Fulham are stronger on their place after contract extension, however the brand new deal was additionally accomplished to offer Joao a greater wage till 2024.

“Then we’ll see in January or June, it would depend upon bids and extra. Bayern are nonetheless after coming near getting the deal accomplished in the summertime, however clearly they’re not engaged on it but.”

How a lot did Fulham pay for Joao Palhinha?

The Cottagers signed the previous Sporting Lisbon man for simply £20m again in the summertime of 2022, they usually had been in line to make an enormous revenue by promoting him to Bayern Munich for £60m in the summertime, however followers will undoubtedly be completely satisfied he stayed.

The central midfielder was voted Fulham’s Participant of the Season for 2022-23, with greater than half of Whites supporters voting for him, off the again of a improbable marketing campaign, by which he made 47 extra tackles than another participant within the Premier League.

Lauded as “very good” by The Athletic reporter Peter Rutzler, Palhinha had a really promising first season at Craven Cottage, and Marco Silva will now be hoping he can kick on within the ongoing marketing campaign, having put pen to paper on a brand new long-term deal.

Nevertheless, if Bayern do come again with a recent bid within the January switch window, Fulham shall be in an excellent stronger negotiating place than they had been in the summertime, indicating they might maintain out for a bigger payment.

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