Much of the transfer talk over the past week or so has centred around whether Fulham might sign Carlos Kameni from Espanyol. Even if Pascal Zuberbuhler does make his expected move into coaching this summer, Fulham’s goalkeeping options are pretty strong – indeed, perhaps as strong as they’ve ever been during our stay in the top flight. The on-off Kameni transfer, which has been mooted for more than a year, seems to have gone quiet for a little while and, if the French press are to be believed, Martin Jol has a new target in the form of Stéphane Ruffier.
The 24 year-old is set to leave Monaco this summer after their unsuccessful battle against relegation from Ligue 1. He’s highly thought of across Europe having captained the club over the last year and made his international debut against Norway back in August. He gradually edged out the experienced Italian Flavio Roma to become the club’s number one and kept his place in the side on the back of a strong run of clean sheets. Ruffier would meet Jol’s ambition of signing exciting young prospects, but Fulham certainly won’t be short of competitors for his signature.
Both Roma and Aston Villa have reportedly watched him over the course of the last season so it will be interesting to see where he ends up.