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With summer in sight, these 2 Fulham players will surely be eyeing a fresh start



Fulham could be set for a summer overhaul.

Depending on whether Fulham return to the Premier League next season, the club could see a lot of ins and outs over the summer.

They’ve done plenty of business already this campaign, bringing in the likes of Michael Hector and Josh Onomah, whilst making the stays of both Ivan Cavaleiro and Bobby Reid permanent.

There’s plenty of first-team competition at Craven Cottage, but that might force some names out the door.

Here we take a look at two Fulham players could be eyeing up a fresh start in the summer:

Marcus Bettinelli

Bettinelli is all-but out of the Fulham door. The introduction of Marek Rodak earlier in the season has kept the 27-year-old on the bench since, and his departure was expected last month after the free signing of Jordan Archer.

He’s been with Fulham since 2010 and has made 120 appearances for the club – he played over half the league games in Fulham’s 2017/18 promotion-winning season, and made a handful in the Premier League last time round.

But Rodak’s been hugely impressive. Forgetting about last week’s horror show, Rodak has been a revelation for Fulham and looks set to be the no.1 at Craven Cottage for some years to come.

Being contracted to the club until the summer of 2021, Bettinelli might have to force his way out of Fulham in the summer – he remains a good, experienced keeper and he’s got plenty of years left ahead of him. A lot of Championship and Football League club could be sniffing around him when the transfer window reopens.

Cyrus Christie

On his day, Christie is a fantastic wing-back. On that right-side he can be quality going forward, swinging in crosses and bombing up and down the touchline. But he’s not really been favoured by Scott Parker this season, and this summer could spell the end of his Fulham career.

He became a surprise target of Roma’s last month. Christie though remained at Craven Cottage having become more of a prominent feature in the run-up to Christmas, but having played in all but one of Fulham’s games last month, he’s been left on the bench for the previous three.

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He’s good enough to be first-team somewhere else in the Championship, but inconsistency has scuppered his time at Fulham. His season started on the wrong tracks after last year’s calamity and it took him a good while to get into contention, but the likes of Denis Odoi and last week, Steven Sessegnon, are being preferred.

Expect Christie to seek the exit in the summer, and expect a lot of clubs to be interested in taking him on. At 27-years-old he too has a few years left in him, and they likely won’t be spent at Fulham.

Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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