Fulham are one of a host of Championship clubs considering a January move for in-form Grimsby Town forward Omar Bogle, according to press reports.
Slavisa Jokanovic has been kept appraised of the 24 year-old’s progress after Fulham made initial enquiries to sign the former non-league striker during the summer transfer window – and Bogle’s stock has only risen since then. He is currently the highest scorer in English football having netted sixteen times in 22 appearances for the League Two side, which includes a current run of seven in his last four matches.
Bogle shot to prominence in non-league football through his sensational scoring record for Solihull Moors. He scored 66 goals in 116 games for the Moors, including 29 in 42 appearances in his final season with the Conference North outfit, which earned him the league’s Golden Boot and Player of the Year award in 2014-2015. His goalscoring exploits continued at Blundell Park as he notched nineteen times as Grimsby earned promotion to the Football League via the play-offs and his potency in League Two, which has seen him named as the division’s player of the month twice, has only heightened the interest in his services.
Bogle, who began his career as a trainee at West Bromwich Albion, has also attracted the attention of Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Norwich City and Brentford. Grimsby, who are hoping to win a second successive promotion, are keen to hold onto Bogle’s talent – at the very least for the duration of the three year contract he signed in 2015 – but are braced for more bids to arrive in the new year.