Aboubakar Kamara is set to be given a second chance by Scott Parker following his return to the club after a loan spell in Turkey last season, report The Telegraph.
It is a shock change in stance from the club, who had banned him following his arrest at the training ground in January on suspicion of committing actual bodily harm and criminal damage.
In response he was banned from training and shipped out to Yeni Malatyaspor on loan, where he scored just one goal in 13 appearances.
The Turkish club was thought to be keen on taking him back on loan but a deal is yet to materialise, meaning Kamara will take part in pre-season training and join the club’s training camp in Portugal.
Kamara, who signed for Fulham for £5m in 2017, has scored 12 goals in 50 appearances for The Cottagers, but his bustling style served them well in their promotion campaign in 2018 and he could be a useful option from the bench.
It is an interesting move from the club to give Kamara another chance, as it looked very unlikely that he would play for the club again given his indiscipline and the fact that he hasn’t particularly impressed since joining.
However, it is another sign that Scott Parker is beginning to build team cohesion and install belief back into the players. Aleksandar Mitrovic has already been persuaded to sign a new five-year deal and if Kamara is accepted back into the squad he could have a successful campaign next season.
Alternatively, the club will stand a better chance of selling him if he is fit and firing in pre-season. He needs to find some form in order to attract suitors, and it could just be a case of putting him in the shop window.