Reports from Germany suggest that Fulham have entered the race for Greek striker Angelos Charisteas.
His goal record in the German Second Division, though, is very Zamora-like. He’s scored just once this season and Nurnberg are keen to move him on.
Chraisteas has some international predigree, though. English supporters might remember that he scored Greece’s first goal in that dramatic 2-2 with England at Old Trafford when a late David Beckham free-kicked secured our place in the 2002 World Cup. He trumped that when he scored three goals at Euro 2004, including the winner against Portugal in the final.
Both Fulham and West Brom are said to have made their interest in Charisteas known. The Baggies want a long-term deal, whilst we would be happier with a loan until the end of the season.
Martin Bader, Nurnberg’s general manager, told Bild (the German version of The Sun):
We have had several talks about Harry (Charisteas). They want him.