Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan is ‘hesitant’ about joining Fulham according to reports from France after the clubs agreed a fee of around €10m for the Uruguayan international.
French sports newspaper L’Equipe claims that the 24 year-old is unconvinced about whether moving to an English Championship outfit is the best move to further his career after five seasons in France. Slavisa Jokanovic has made the Bordeaux striker his main target after missing out on Steve Mounie, who opted to sign for newly-promoted Huddersfield, and the French club have begun the search for a replacement after agreeing a fee with the Cottagers.
Rolan, who can play as a conventional forward or on either wing, scored 10 goals in 33 appearances for Bordeaux last season and has notched up 39 goals in 149 games since signing for Les Girondins after shining in the 2013 South American Youth Championship. Fulham’s pursuit of Rolan has been months in the making and included several lengthy negotiations with Bordeaux, who now appear resigned to losing one of their prized assets. Rolan and his agent might be eyeing the potential of a higher-profile destination in England, but they should be reminded of what happened when Fulham last took a promising young forward to the second tier of English football and how Louis Saha’s career blossomed as a result.