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Early Transfer Talk

With the season coming to a close, the Fulham board are likely to start looking at transfer option for the summer. The Europa League finalists have had a super season so ar and hopefully it is only to get better next Wednesday.  One of the added bonuses of devastating many European teams  this season will be that people aren’t going to sneer at bids from Fulham. Teams will be even more attracted to our little club if we secure European football next season by winning the Europe League next week. Everybody knows that we have a tiny squad at Fulham so adding players is very important and with Roy having this amazing ability to find stars out of nowhere on the cheap, this could be a very interesting summer for Fulham fans. However I would like Fulham to use their money wisely and sign someone who wealready  know is good!

I think that if we are in europe next season again we will need to add at least 4 players to our squad. Already some rumours have developed surrounding Fulham. First of all, it looks like a target of last year by the name of Paul Scharner is leaving Wigan and we are in bidding wars with Everton for him. He is a decent player and could do well at Fulham. Another player who we seem to be interested in is Portsmouth loanee  Frederic Piquionne. The 31 year old looks likely to leave Lyon in the Summer and Fulham are amongst the clubs who are reportedly interested. Piquionne has done quite well at a struggling Portsmouth team and has scored 11 goals so far this season. Lastly, we seem to be scouting Camaroon mid fielder Somen Tchoyi. The 27 year old is one of Red Bull Salzburg star players. He is a typical african mid-fielder- strong, quick and has a good eye for goal.

As a fan, I have to admit that I would like to see some quality youth players added to the team. Stephen Ireland’s Man City future seems to be in doubt and I wonder would he be affordable? He was certainly be a super player to add to our ranks. The average age of our team is around 30 so I definatly think that now is the time for younger players to start playing along side the older guys to learn Fulhams style for the future.

I certainly hope its a good transfer window for Fulham.

Fulham back in for Scharner?

This morning’s Daily Mirror links Fulham again with long-term transfer target Paul Scharner.

Roy Hodgson was widely tipped to bring the Wigan utility man to Craven Cottage in the summer but the paper suggests that deal fell through on two ocassions. The article also asserts that Fulham would have the funds to pay both a £3m transfer fee and wages, which goes against Hodgson’s recent vague statements that had hinted at a lack of significant business during the January transfer window.

Fulham back in for Scharner?

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is being linked with another transfer bid for 27-year-old Wigan utility man Paul Scharner.

The Cottagers were reported to have made a £3million bid for the Austrian international back in the January transfer window but that bid was rejected.

Of course at the time both clubs were in serious relegation trouble so Scharner did not have much of a choice and Wigan boss Steve Bruce needed all the help he could get to avoid the drop.

Bruce would still be reluctant to release the midfielder/defender but with Wigan needing to strengthen during the summer a bigger offer from Fulham could well be attractive.