Fulham are interested in signing the Eintracht Frankfurt left-back Jetro Willems, according to reports from Holland this afternoon.
The Whites are seeking a left back ahead of the Premier League season so that Slavisa Jokanovic can continue to utilise teenage wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon as a left winger, where he terrorised Championship defences in the second half of last season. Fulham have failed with approaches for Manchester City youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko and Werder Bremen’s Swedish international Ludwig Augustinsson and had a second bid for Southampton full back Matt Targett rejected earlier this week.
Dutch football website Voetbalprimeur reports that Fulham have asked Eintracht about how much the Dutch international would cost and Willems’ agent is quoted as admitting that ‘something is going on’ and the report suggests that 24 year-old would be keen on a move to England. The attacking left back only moved to Frankfurt last summer having won back-to-back Dutch titles with PSV Eindhoven but was not guaranteed a first team spot, making 28 appearances as Eintracht won the DFB Pokal.
Fulham will face competition from Roma, who have reportedly included Willems on their shortlist as they also search for a new left back. An experienced campaigner, Willems has won 22 caps for Holland and played in all three of the Dutch group games at Euro 2012.
Given his experience, he would be an asset, and the fee would probably be reasonable, rather than inflated…