In an impressive acquisition for the Whites, Fulham have signed 30-year-old centreback Ragnar Sigurdsson from FC Krasnodar on a two year deal. Sigurdsson drew rave reviews for his starring role at the heart of defence for Iceland during Euro 2016, notably scoring against England during Iceland's Round of 16 victory over the Three Lions.
The transfer comes amid a sea of controversy among the Fulham hierarchy, as reports of discord between manager Slavisa Jokanovic and analyst Craig Kline have dominated headlines. Sigurdsson was apparently deemed acceptable in terms of statistical output by Kline, who has reportedly scuppered Jokanovic's transfer targets in the past.
Nevertheless, the signing will bolster Fulham's defence, yet does not solve Fulham's striker problem. Fulham still have not made a marquee signing of a striker since the departures of Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele this summer.
LVC Extends Contract
Buried in the excitement and chaos of the Sigurdsson signing was the announcement that young Danish midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen had extended his contract at Fulham until the summer of 2018, according to the official club website. The 22-year-old Dane impressed in his breakout season for Fulham in 2014/15, but has failed to start a league match for Fulham this season.
Fulham Agree Fee for Neeskens Kebano
According to Getwestlondon, Fulham are set to sign attacking midfielder Neeskens Kebano from Belgian club Genk. The deal is reportedly worth around 3.8 million pounds, a sizable fee for the Democratic Republic of Congo international. The 24-year-old will bring pace and cutting edge to the Fulham attack, and will hopefully ease the gap created by Floyd Ayite's injury.