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Fulham set to rival Newcastle United in the race to sign exciting forward



According to Get West London, Fulham have tabled a bid to sign Braga’s Rui Fonte this summer, and are set to rival Premier League-bound Newcastle United for his signature.

Slavisa Jokanovic is looking to bolster his Fulham squad this summer, with hope he can lead the club back to the Premier League, having fallen agonisingly short of a top-flight return last season, when they lost in the play-off semi-final.

Fonte has been identified as a target for the Cottagers, who have now made a bid for the Braga forward.

The 27-year old only joined Braga permanently ahead of the 2016/17 season, but he has impressed over the last 12-months, scoring 11 league goals from 26 appearances in the Primeira Liga, as Braga finished fifth.

Fulham are not the only English club in the race to sign Fonte, with Rafa Benitez keen to take the forward to St James’ Park this summer.

Newcastle are preparing for their Premier League return, after just one season back in the Championship, and Benitez will likely add to his attacking options over the course of the summer.

Dwight Gayle was first choice last season, supported by Aleksandar Mitrovic and Daryl Murphy. However, the latter is expected to leave St James’ Park this summer, leaving the Magpies short in attack.

Fulham fans… Are you confident your club can sign Fonte this summer or do you think the lure of a move to Newcastle will be too much to reject? Let us know your thoughts!

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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