Fulham are mulling over making an offer for Mainz midfielder Jean-Paul Boëtius, who is set to leave the German outfit on a free transfer.

The Championship winners had approaches for the Dutch international turned down two years ago and could move again for the 28 year-old, after it was confirmed that would move on from Mainz this summer. Boëtius scored thirteen goals and added 23 assists in 129 appearances during his four years at the MEWA Arena, but has opted for pastures new after prolonged talks about a contract extension broke down.

Boëtius made his senior debut for his hometown club Feyenoord at the age of eighteen when Ronald Koeman named him as a shock starter in De Klassieker in October 2012. The teenager scored the equaliser in a 2-2 against local rivals Ajax and helped Feyenoord finish third, although his season was cut short after 20 appearances by an untimely knee injury. He helped the Rotterdam outfit qualify for the Champions’ League again in 2014, before joining Basel the following year.

Boëtius was an immediate success in Switzerland as Basel won the domestic double in 2016 and landed more trophies after making an emotional return to Feyenoord, lifting the Dutch Cup in 2018, before signing for Mainz for £3m. He has won a single senior cap for the Netherlands national side, having been picked for a friendly against France by Louis van Gaal in 2014, and is believed to be keen on playing in the Premier League. Boëtius is the cousin of Dutch international Urby Emmanuelson, who enjoyed a brief loan spell at Craven Cottage in 2013.