Fulham have entered the race to sign Benfica winger Andre Carillo, according to reports from Portugal.
The 27 year-old winger has been linked with a move to Everton already this summer and Libero suggests that Slavisa Jokanovic would be keen on offering the Peruvian international another taste of Premier League football. Carillo spent last season on loan at Watford, scoring just once in 28 league appearances at Vicarage Road.
Carillo, who helped Benfica win the Portuguese treble in 2016, has three years remaining on his current contract with Benfica but the Portuguese giants are open to either arranging another loan for the winger or letting him leave on a permanent transfer. Fulham’s interest has surfaced after the World Cup where Carillo starred for an impressive Peru side, who were more than a little unfortunate not to get out of their group, and scored their first goal of the tournament with a thunderous volley in their last game against Australia.
Fulham are known to be seeking reinforcements in the right-wing position after Neeskens Kebano and loanees Lucas Piazon and Sheyi Ojo failed the nail down the position last season. Aboubakar Kamara finished the season operating on the right of Jokanovic’s fluid front three, whilst Piazon and Ojo have now returned to their parent clubs. Carillo, who has twice been part of Peruvian sides that finished third at the Copa America, made more than a hundred league appearances for Sporting Libson before moving to Benfica, but has struggled to make a regular impression at his current club.