Fulham could reprise their loan move for Huddersfield defender Terence Kongolo, according to reports this afternoon from Holland.
The Whites had the Dutch international on loan at Craven Cottage for the second half of last season, but the 25 year-old made just made two appearances before being ruled out for the remainder of the season with a foot injury. Scott Parker will be eyeing reinforcements to his defence as Fulham prepare for another assault on the Premier League in a month’s time – and Kongolo made 45 appearances in the top flight with the Terriers before Town were relegated in 2019.
The Dutch press suggest that Fulham are interested in signing Kongolo again and would have no problems in paying the versatile defender’s wages in full, which is a condition of a loan agreement with Huddersfield. That clause seems to rule out AZ Alkmaar, who were eager to offer Kongolo an opportunity to return to Holland. Kongolo’s only start for Fulham was in a 4-0 defeat at Manchester City in the FA Cup back in February, before he was injured as Parker’s side clung on to a 1-0 win at Blackburn, where he made a late appearance as a substitute.
UPDATE: A report from the Huddersfield Examiner suggests that Fulham’s interest might actually be a permanent transfer for Kongolo.