Fulham have launched a loan bid for Flamengo striker Rodrigo Muniz, according to reports from Brazil tonight.

The Londoners are the latest in a long line of European suitors for the 20 year-old forward, who has scored ten goals in 32 appearances since breaking into the Flamengo first team last year. The youngster helped Flamengo last season and enjoyed a brief loan spell with Coritiba, where he scored once in six appearances, before heading back to the Rio-based side’s first team squad. He helped his boyhood club win the Brazilian title in 2020 and the Supercopa and the Rio de Janeiro state championship twice.

The reports from Brazil claim that Fulham have offered around £860,000 to take Muniz on a season-long loan with an option to make the move permanent for approximately £7.7m. The young forward, who saw a proposed move to Atletico Madrid fall through earlier this year, is intrigued by the prospect of moving to London and has held positive discussions with new Fulham boss Marco Silva. He has also been the subject of interest from Middlesbrough and Al-Nasr, but those developments seem to have cooled.

Muniz has quickly become regarded as one of Brazilian football’s brightest young prospects as a tall, strong and brave forward, who has shown a coolness beyond his tender years.