During Fulham’s prolific goal scoring season, in which the Cottagers amassed a joint high 85 league goals across the course of the campaign, the plaudits have largely fallen upon impressive midfielder Tom Cairney, who looks set to move to the Premier League this summer.
This will be a huge blow to the ambitions of manager Slavisa Jokanovic, but the suffering may not end there as fellow midfielder Stefan Johansen could also attract attention from those in the higher division this summer.
Johansen seemed to go under the radar at Craven Cottage this season, yet the former Celtic midfielder ended the campaign with an impressive return of 11 goals and 8 assists from his first year in the division.
The 26-year-old Norwegian’s exploits almost seemed overshadowed by Cairney at times, but Premier League scouts will undoubtedly be aware of the talent of the player.
With that in mind, newly promoted Brighton will look to strengthen all areas of their squad this summer to ensure their first season of Premier League football extends to a second, and the addition of Johansen would be a step in the right direction.
Brighton were blessed with goals from midfield last season, with Anthony Knockaert smashing 15 strikes and contributing a further 8 assists from a midfield role, earning the Frenchman the Player of the Season accolade.
Johansen could have a similar impact at the AMEX Stadium next season, and with Premier League money now at his disposal, manager Chris Hughton should strongly consider bringing the Norwegian midfielder to the top flight in the coming months.