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Fulham Rumour Round-Up: Miranda, Gnonto, Sensi

Written by Cameron Ramsey on 14th August 2023

Adama Traore was going to be included within this week’s rumour round-up but he slipped through the net during drafting. Blame it on the baby oil. Traore is a hugely intense attacker; on the surface it doesn’t appear as though there’s much method to the bulky Spaniard’s madness but you cannot deny that he is a menace that frightens defenders shitless. For free, at 27 years of age, he is an unreal addition.

Our latest transfer edition isn’t a bumper supplement, however it’s far from slim pickings. Those highlighted below are showstoppers, stand-outs, they carry differing roles and responsibilities but if we’re able to land either of the quartet, we’d be strengthening our ranks indefinitely and that is what we’re all here for. Crack on.

Juan Miranda – Real Betis

Though Calvin Bassey relocated from Ajax to SW6 earlier this summer, Fulham are apparently still after another left-sided defensive recruit and Real Betis’s Juan Miranda – relayed by TEAMtalk – is being monitored by the Whites. Miranda is entering the final year of his contract at La Liga outfit and Fulham are hopeful of potentially nabbing him for a discounted price. Honing his skills at FC Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, Miranda, 23, joined Los Verdiblancos permanently from Barca in 2021 following a successful 2020/21 campaign on loan at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.

In 31 outings for Betis last season, the one-time Spain international recorded three goals and five assists, which is indicative of his progressive nature from the back. Miranda played second fiddle to Alex Moreno before the fellow Spaniard relocated to Aston Villa midway through the 2022/23 season and as he’s now his club’s first-choice, it’ll be tough to convince him to depart, especially if he has to dislodge an ever-improving Antonee Robinson. Just ask El Glorioso super fan Jack Collins.

Wilfred Gnonto – Leeds United

Leeds United hotshot Wilfred Gnonto is poised for an exit this summer and speaking to GIVEMESPORT, well-known transfer informant Dean Jones revealed that as well as Everton and West Ham United and Aston Villa, Fulham are also in the mix for the highly-rated 19-year-old winger. Leeds were relegated to the Championship last season and Gnonto was a stand-out performer for them, having dispatched four goals and four assists in 28 Premier League appearances.

There’s tangible unrest surrounding the young Italian’s future at Elland Road and in relation to the apparent obscurity, Jones revealed: “He could be an option for West Ham, while Everton like him, and I’ve heard him mentioned as someone Fulham have had half an eye on too, while they look to recruit a creative player if Callum Hudson-Odoi was to fall flat.

“Aston Villa have been offered the chance to sign him and are making a decision on that at the moment.”

It’s thought Gnonto is valued at £20m by Leeds, and for a player of his age and obvious ability, that’s a very shallow estimation given the player’s sell-on potential as well.

Ismail Jakobs – AS Monaco

Left-backs are definitely the flavour of the week for Fulham because according to the Daily Mail, Fulham will supposedly contest Nottingham Forest for AS Monaco’s Ismail Jakobs. Formerly of Bundesliga side 1. FC Koln, the 23-year-old was purchased by Monaco in 2021 and he has since become a regular starter for the Ligue 1 competitors.

A fully-fledged Senegal international, Jakobs has participated at an elite standard for a number of years in Both Germany and France and he’d certainly keep Robinson on his toes. An asking price hasn’t been cited but if negotiations were to be activated between the Whites and Les Rouge et Blanc, I’m sure a reasonable arrangement could be met between all involved parties and in terms of suitability and depth, Jakobs ticks all the necessary boxes.

Stefano Sensi – Inter Milan

Disclosed by Inter Xtra, with credit to FCInter1908’s Daniele Vitiello, Bologna, Genoa and Fulham are seemingly tracking Inter Milan midfielder Stefano Sensi, who spent the 2022/23 season on loan at AC Monza. There really isn’t a lot to back up this claim, the validity of the rumour is shady but nonetheless, it’s a slim prospect that’s intriguing.

Bought by Inter in 2019 from Sassuolo, Sensi, 28, hasn’t been able to guarantee a spot in his employers’ seasonal plans. The Italian’s been loaned out his former club as well as Sampdoria and while he has in fact amassed 52 appearances for Nerazzurri, the San Siro may not be his rightful home after all. Sensi has 9 caps for Italy, as well as three international goals, so he’s an individual that tried and tested at various levels of the game, from Serie A to the Champions League, too.

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