Fulham manager Kit Symons is plotting a mass exodus of players during this summer’s transfer window, according to Get West London.
Symons was left fuming at his players after their 3-0 defeat to Leeds United this week, after the London club went down to ten men, six minutes into the second half thanks to Kostas Stafylidis.
Eleven players could face the axe with Kay Voser, Adil Chihi and Chris David all to be sold at any cost.
Fulham will also look to drop their wage bill and big earners such as Maarten Stekelenburg and Kostas Mitroglou, who will both be sold. Bryan Ruiz will be released at the end of the season.
They’ll also cash in on Thomas Eisfeld and Tim Hoogland and Gabor Kiraly will not be offered further deals. All players on loan at the club will return to their parent clubs.
Symons indicated a clear out when he told Get West London: “There’s a fragility within the group that’s been brought on from a long time of losing. I took over with one point from 21, and the squad wasn’t in a great place.
“It’s picked up, but it’s always been a little bit fragile and that’s not easy to change. It takes time.
“To be successful, you need to assemble a squad for the Championship, and that’s what I and the club need to do. There will be changes in the summer.”
Leeds United youngster Sam Byram scored the opening goal five minutes before half time. Sol Bamba then doubled the lead four minutes before Stafylidis was sent off. The rout was completed by Mirco Antenucci two minutes before time.
Fulham are now still teetering above the relegation zone and will be aware that Wigan Athletic are now gathering some wins together.
Kit Symons’ side lie perilously near the relegation zone and are in 20th place, having amassed 40 points this season.