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Fresh twist emerges in Fulham’s pursuit of ten-goal striker

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Fulham are attempting to renegotiate their agreement with Flamengo over the signing of striker Rodrigo Muniz, Brazilian journalist Vene Casagrande has claimed.

It was reported earlier this week that Fulham had won the race to sign the 20-year-old, despite interest from a number of other clubs.

Now however, it seems that Fulham are keen to chance the terms of the price they are paying to Flamengo for the signing of Muniz.

According to this latest update, Fulham had been set to £6.8million for Muniz, with payments spilt over the next two years, and Flamengo holding a 20% sell-on clause.

But with Fulham having now apparently found out that Flamengo had agreed to sell Muniz to Middlesbrough for £5.1million with a sell-on clause, the Cottagers are said to be looking to alter their agreement with the Brazilian club with regards to the striker.

It is thought that the two clubs will hold talks again on Monday over a deal for Muniz, who has scored ten goals in 32 appearances for Flamengo to date.

On Saturday, it emerged that Muniz has tested positive for Covid-19, meaning any move is likely to be delayed anyway.

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The Verdict

I don’t really blame Fulham for their stance here.

If Middlesbrough were able to agree a cheaper fee for Muniz with Flamengo, then it may be the case that Fulham themselves will now be able to do the same.

Given how tight finances are for clubs across the country at the minute, it would surely make sense for them to try and retain as many funds as they can from this signing.

However, they may have to be careful not to try to reduce this deal too much here, and push Flamengo away from a deal altogether.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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