Championship outfit Fulham face a battle to get a deal done for Bordeaux’s Diego Rolan despite almost agreeing a fee for the striker, according to L’Equipe.
The 24-year-old has been at the French side since 2013 after coming up through the ranks at Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting, and he has since gone from strength to strength with the Ligue 1 side.
The Uruguay international has scored 38 goals in 149 games for the club over the past four years, including nine in 29 league appearances last term to help the side to a sixth place finish in the French top-flight, and thus a spot in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
And his excellent form in front of goal over the last few seasons has attracted interest from Slavisa Jokanovic’s Fulham, yet recent reports suggest that any deal for the forward could still go either way.
And that’s because the two clubs have reportedly almost agreed a fee for Rolan, yet the man himself has yet to agree personal terms with the Cottagers.
Convincing him to drop to second tier football may be quite the task for Jokanovic and the Fulham hierarchy, but after coming very close to returning to the Premier League last season, they may be able to persuade him of their ambitions of securing top-flight football next term.
Ultimately, this deal very much hangs in the balance, and whether Fulham are indeed able to encourage Rolan to move to Craven Cottage is likely to become clearer in the coming weeks and months.
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