Fulham are reportedly very close to concluding a deal to extend Lasse Vigen Christensen’s contract after his outstanding breakthrough season with the club.

The 20 year-old has two more years to run on his current deal at Craven Cottage and was one of Fulham’s most impressive performances during a disappointing Championship campaign last term. Offered a regular spot in the first team once Kit Symons was promoted to replace Felix Magath at the helm, Christensen’s energy, drive and eye for goal quickly helped him make a name for himself and Fulham’s encouraging mid-season form tailed off once he was sidelined through persistent injuries.

The Danish midfielder made 25 appearances, scoring five goals, and contributing eight assists. His form was rewarded with a place in the Danish under-21 squad for the recent European Championships in Prague, where he was part of the side that reached the semi-finals. Christensen has been rumoured to be interesting a number of Premier League clubs – including Aston Villa and Tottenham – so the news that he is close to committing his future to Fulham is a real boost to the club.