Fulham have been looking outside of the British Isles for help this season and have identified targets in three countries: Norway, France, and Belgium. The last couple players signed from Scandanavia have turned out well so most fans would welcome a third. Denis Odoi has impressed since arriving from Belgium as has Floyd Ayite from France.
Appearances: 7 Starts 2 Substitute Appearances
Clarck N'Sikulu is a Congolese footballer currently contracted to Evian in the third tier of French football. He could be set to depart however, as Evian have been relegated from Ligue 2 and N'Sikulu is not keen on playing in a lower league. He had a poor season last year, failing to score in any appearance, but an injury is probable as he was a regular in Ligue 1 two years ago and rarely appeared in Ligue 2. He scored 5 goals in all appearances that year, while also contributing 1 assist. He is more likely than not a depth signing, but I am still not convinced due to the fact that he would block a spot that could be open for Humphrys or Woodrow.
April 4, 2014
Club: RSC Anderlecht
Appearances: 34 Juplier Pro League 9 in Europa League
Red Cards: 2
Yellow Cards: 8
Kara Mbodji is a Sengalese center back currently playing for RSC Anderlecht in the Belgian Juplier Pro League. He arrived last season from Genk for 2.55 million pounds. He was seen as a very promising center back and still is, but most Anderlecht fans are not very happy with his performances. He was sent off twice last year which is not a ridiculous number, but his overall performance has been poor. He has been error prone, and he may need a move to a smaller team where he would be under less pressure. If he moves to Fulham, he would offer a threat in the air that the team still lacks. He is big and strong will a good amount of pace as well. He looks like another option for a five at the back where he, Madl and Kalas would line up as the center backs with Fredericks and Odoi as the wing backs. He would be an exciting player to get, and therefore Jokanovic can break the bank on this one and I believe most fans would be satisfied.
Apearances: 10 in Tippeligaen
Muhamed Keita is playing in the Norwegian top league for Stromsgodset on loan from Lech Poznan. The Norwegian club is currently in the middle of its season, so it might not be keen on letting one of its key players go, but Poznan have a recall clause that they would activate if a sizable fee came in. He would probably be keen on a move to England as it would be a step up in his promising career that has been boosted by being in form so far this season scoring four times in ten appearances. He has a good amount of pace and looks very skillful. He likes to charge into the box, but also has a nice right foot which he has showed by scoring 2 terrific long shots. I would definitely welcome this signing as another option on the left or the right wing.
In conclusion, I believe that only Keita and Mbodji would be good signings with Mbodji being the better. N'Sikulu while interesting, would not be a necessary signing in our promotion chase.
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