At the bottom of this morning’s Sun story on Okaka – something we brought to you yesterday – there’s a line on a couple of Vitória de Guimarães players that Fulham apparently want to bring in.
Fulham want Sereno, 24, and Moreno, 28, from Vitoria Guimaraes.
Bringing in a young centre half would be interesting, but entirely inconsistent with Roy’s approach in the transfer market to date. Last year, he said he’d turned down the chance to sign Sol Campbell on a free because he wanted to watch Chris Smalling develop. When you consider that Sereno, who has been at Guimaraes for four years, spent much of last season on the treatment table, making just six appearances as a result of double knee surgery, it makes such a move baffling.
The versatile Moreno can play in midfield or defence, something he did to cover for the injured Sereno last year, but is most at home as a defender midfielder. Again, the cupboard’s not exactly bear there either (think Etuhu, Dikgacoi, Baird – and that’s before we remember Andranik remains on Fulham’s books). Something tells me this might just be lazy journalism.