It looks as though Elliot Omozusi’s future could be finalised fairly soon. The defender won’t be returning to Fulham, although a permanent move to Charlton – where the full back is currently on loan – has been complicated by the fact that Fulham, despite having released him last summer, still hold Omozusi’s registration.
Charlton manager Phil Parkinson is keen to sign Omozusi on a full-time basis after ‘Junior’ impressed in his initial one-month loan spell.
Elliot is a strange one because he isn’t actually under contract at Fulham. They are just paying to protect their compensation rights because they didn’t want him to go for free.
We probably could have made it a permanent signing initially but with our financial situation we decided to do it for a month and now we’ve added a second month onto that. He certainly had his best game the other night [at Brighton].
I think he was unlucky he came into the team when his match fitness was short and it coincided with the team having a dip in form as well. But it was pleasing for him to come in and play well and get a clean sheet.
Initially Fulham wanted a fee but talks since then have been more about them wanting some sort of sell on agreement if anyone was going to sign him. But as you know in football things change, so we will cross that bridge when we come to it.