For the first time since their relegation from the Premier League in 2014, Fulham showed serious signs of finally competing for a return to the top flight after a series of bottom half finishes.
Losing out to Reading in the Play-Offs would have hurt Slavisa Jokanovic’s side, and the Serbian manager will have to rally his squad this summer if the Cottagers are to launch another bid for top flight football.
Fulham look increasingly likely to lose Chelsea loan man Tomas Kalas this summer, with Hull City declaring an interest in the player.
Kalas stated in April that a permanent switch to Craven Cottage would be the ‘perfect scenario’, but money talks, and Hull will offer the player big wages to entice him to the KCOM Stadium next season.
Hull’s new boss Leonid Slutsky has a close relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, and may utilise this relationship to ensure a deal for Kalas is secured.
If this does materialise, Fulham must look elsewhere, and may consider a move for soon to be free agent Vegard Forren.
The Norwegian International has the unique stat of signing for two English teams, yet never having played a competitive game of football in this country.
The player joined Southampton in 2013 but immediately departed back to Molde in Norway, and linked up with Brighton late last season but failed to make an appearance.
Scouts saw enough from the 33 cap international to bring him to England, so the player does have the ability to play in this country.
Fulham should take a punt on the player should they fail to pull off a deal for Czech international Kalas.
On a free transfer, Forren could have the whole of pre-season to integrate with the squad and establish himself within the team over the summer.
Quality centre-halves come at a premium in the Championship these days, so Forren would represent an extremely solid, but affordable option to Jokanovic.
Would you take Forren, Fulham fans?