Fulham are prepared to loan out Lasse Vigen Christensen this month in order to ensure the Danish midfielder gets the necessary game time to continue his development.
Christensen, who has captained his country at under-21 level, has been at Fulham since signing from FC Midtjylland in January 2012 after a successful trial at Motspur Park. Highly rated at the club for his intelligence and never-say-die attitude, the versatile midfielder – who had been a regular in the youth team sides – made his senior debut as a substitute in the FA Cup victory over Norwich City in January 2014 and signed a three-year contract later that year.
He broke into the once first team once Kit Symons took over from Felix Magath as first team manager and turned in a series of mature and game-changing performances at the heart of the midfield. Christensen scored five times in 29 appearances, including a sensational strike against Huddersfield at Craven Cottage in December 2014, and was the subject of serious interest from Aston Villa, but persistent hamstring trouble hampered his development – as well as his opportunity to impress Slavisa Jokanovic when the Serbian was eventually named as Symons’ permanent replacement.
Despite seeing his first team chances limited by Jokanovic’s rebuilding of the first team squad during the summer, Christensen signed a one-year extension to his contract and scored the winner against Premier League Middlesbrough in Fulham’s extra-time EFL Cup win over Aitor Karanka’s side. The likable Dane, who had a trial with Arsenal earlier in his career, has made just seven appearances this season and will be offered an opportunity to gain regular first-team football to prevent his career from stagnating as Fulham still see him as a significant prospect for the future.