Reports from Italy this morning suggest that Justin Kluivert’s move to Fulham could be completed as early as tomorrow, after the Premier League club reached agreement with Roma over a deal.
Sky Sport’s Gianluca Di Marzio claims that, after a few weeks of torturous negotiations, the Dutch international winger is expected to fly to London for a medical ahead of his proposed move to England. Whilst Roma were keen to sell Kluivert permanently, it is understood that 23 year-old will head to Craven Cottage on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy being dependent on how appearances the former Ajax forward makes in the remainder of the campaign.
Kluivert, who has spoken openly about his desire to follow in the footsteps of his legendary father Patrick and play Premier League football, is believed to turned down offers from clubs in France, Italy and Portugal to move to SW6. The versatile winger, who can operate on either flank as well as playing in the number ten position or up front himself, has struggled to make an impact under Jose Mourinho in Rome and spent the last two seasons on loan with Red Bull Leipzig and Nice.
Kluivert became a top target for Fulham head coach Marco Silva after his plans for the season were disrupted by injuries to first choice wingers Harry Wilson and Manor Solomon. Silva has reportedly taken a lead in negotiating with his fellow countryman Tiago Pinto, the general manager at Roma.