The Daily Mail tips Fulham as Damien Duff’s most likely destination after Newcastle received a £4m bid for the left winger from an unnamed Premier League club.
The Fulham messageboards have been hot on this story for a couple of hours now with a number of posters claiming that Duff was already close to joining. Some correspondents have expressed dismay that Fulham are pursuing a player who they believe is over the hill, having shown little of his best form since moving to St. James’ Park from Chelsea in 2006.
Duff would be keen to return to the top flight and has already turn down the opportunity to join Olympiakos this summer. The Mail lists Wolves, managed by Duff’s former international boss Mick McCarthy, and Hull City (of course) as possible contenders for his signature. Fulham are short of natural left-sided players and Duff’s arrival would give our midfield a much better balance.
If Roy Hodgson could coax the best out of the Republic of Ireland winger, things could be very interesting at Craven Cottage again this season.