Fulham’s lack of goals this season will be Mark Hughes first priority to address when the transfer window opens again in the summer. Fulham are one of the lowest teams in terms of goals scored with 28 only above Wigan, Wolves and Birmingham respectively.
The search for a new striker has led Mark Hughes to Latvian international Artjoms Rudnevs. Rudnevs plays in the Polish league for Lech Poznan who currently sit 10th after 15 games. The 23 year old has featured prominently this season and is joint second in the goal scorers chart with 7 just 1 behind 1st.
The Latvian can also play right wing but favours a role down the middle. Rudnevs only singed for Lech Poznan last August but has already had some memorable moments, scoring a hat-trick in a game against Juventus in the Europa League, the first goal a cooly slotted penalty, the second a scissor kick from 3 yards and the third an equalizing amazing long range shot deep into injury time.
After this match he gained big attention from football fans and specialists in his homeland Latvia as well as all over Europe. Rudnevs himself stated that this had been “the best match of his career so far”.
That interest has reached the English Premier League with the likes Birmingham, Wigan and Everton in recent times but it is now Fulham who are in the driving seat. The striker could be available from anything between £2-5 million in today’s market.