Sekou Baradji is close to signing for Fulham, according to media reports.

The Naval holding midfielder is recognised as being one of the best performers in the Portuguese league in recent years and is desperate to have another crack in English football. He struggled to make an impression in brief spells at West Ham United and Reading as a youngster.

I went abroad very young, so I made a lot of mistakes. Now I am mature and ready for a fight. I love the Premier League, it is the best. My destiny is to return there and show my qualities.

It remains to be seen whether this is the usual case of a player angling for a move to England or if there’s a little more susbtance to this rumour. As per usual, Fulham have been quiet on the rumours.