La Liga outfit CD Leganes could be about to offer out-of-favour Jozabed a way out of Fulham by tabling a loan offer for the Spanish midfielder during the January transfer window, according to a Sky Sports report tonight.
The channel’s Revista platform suggests that Leganes, currently sitting sixteenth in the Spanish top flight, are considering offering to take Jozabed back to his homeland for the remainder of the season just five months after he arrived at Craven Cottage from Rayo Vallecano. The 25 year-old has drifted out of Slavisa Jokanovic’s first team thoughts in recent weeks – although Fulham are believed to be keen on retaining the gifted passer in case injuries disrupt their first choice midfield.
Jozabed has made just eight first team appearances for Fulham since his August switch from Vallecano and hasn’t featured for the first team since the 2-1 defeat by QPR in October. He has been included in the Under-23’s Premier League 2 programme over the last couple of months, alongside several fellow midfielders with first team experience like Lasse Vigen Christensen and Ryan Tunnicliffe. Jokanovic is known to be a particular admirer of Jozabed’s range of passing and ability to influence a game but believes he needs more time to adjust to the increased physicality of Championship football.