Fulham are interested in offering a Premier League lifeline to Paris Saint Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, according to reports from France this afternoon.
The Polish international, who spent last season on loan with West Bromwich Albion, had hoped to try and earn a place in the PSG first-team squad for the forthcoming season but has been reportedly told he can leave the French champions. Krychowiak still wants to discuss his future with new coach Thomas Tuchel and is not ready to give up hope of resurrecting his career at the Parc des Princes.
The 28 year-old, who made 31 appearances in all competitions as the Baggies were relegated from the Premier League, might be tempted by a return to the English top flight with Fulham. Slavisa Jokanovic is short of experienced options beyond Kevin McDonald in the midfield anchor role and Krychowiak, who won consecutive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to France, would be an exceptional acquisition.
The major sticking point may prove to be PSG’s valuation of Krychowiak, who still has three years to run on his current contract, and would be conservatively valued at around £15m. The determined midfielder, who has won 51 caps for his country, has also been linked with a return to Spain to join his old club Sevilla bringing to an end an unhappy couple of years in France. Krychowiak has previously alleged that he was deceived about his role at PSG by the club’s former coach Unai Emery, who was recently announced as Arsene Wenger’s successor at Arsenal.