Fulham are poised to announce the signing of Portuguese winger Ivan Cavaleiro on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The 25 year-old will initially move to Craven Cottage on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy. The right winger, who has earned two senior caps for Portugal, has scored 19 goals in 106 appearances during three years at Molinuex after joining from Monaco for £7m in August 2016. Cavaleiro scored nine times in 42 appearances as Wolves romped to the Championship title in 2017/2018 and scored three goals in 23 games in the top flight last season.
Cavaleiro, who came through the Benfica youth set-up, has been made available for loan for the forthcoming campaign and Fulham are understood to have beaten off competition from the likes of Huddersfield Town and Derby County to secure his services. He has a terrific European football pedigree, having helped Benfica win a domestic treble in 2013-14 as well as reach the Europa League final, where they lost to Sevilla. The winger also won the European Under 21 championships with Portugal in 2015.
Fulham’s capture of Cavaleiro would significantly strengthen their options on the right wing – a key area for recruitment – ahead of their return to the Championship. Cavaleiro has been a long-term Fulham target, with the Whites having tried to sign him last summer unsuccessfully.