Fulham are heading into the January transfer market with the aim of boosting their striking position and have three exciting options on their target list.
They have struggled in front of goal in the Premier League this season, scoring the lowest amount of goals in the English top flight (10).
The Cottagers let talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic move to the Saudi Pro League to join Al-Hilal this summer and have not replaced him adequately. They will hope to rectify their mistakes in January.
Fulham signed Raul Jimenez from Wolverhampton Wanderers during the previous transfer window, but he has scored only one goal in 11 appearances. Carlos Vinicius hasn’t done much better, also netting only once.
They are searching for another centre-forward to bang in the goals and have their sights set on three targets. We analyse the potential signings.
Armando Broja – Chelsea
The young Albanian has recovered from a long-term injury that kept him out of action for much of last season but has been playing second fiddle to Nicolas Jackson.
He has made only six league appearances for the Blues this season, scoring once, coincidentally against Fulham. They want to lure him with the promise of game time, especially if Chelsea land another striker.
Fulham reportedly like Broja’s style and the fact that he has Premier League experience. However, they should be concerned about his output.
The 22-year-old has yet to notch double-digit goals in the Premier League and hasn’t shown he is ready to lead the line for a side hoping to break into the top half of the table.
While he is a willing runner, and his non-stop style is reminiscent of Mitrovic’s combustible style, Broja is still inexperienced and needs to improve his goal tally.
Serhou Guirasy – VfB Stuttgart
Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy is another target for the Premier League club. He has started the 2023/24 season in ridiculous form, bagging 15 goals in ten Bundesliga appearances.
Guirassy has excellent link-up play, helping Sebastian Hoeness’ side to hold the ball up when needed. He is also adept at finishing with both feet and his head.
Like Broja and Mitrovic, Guirassy is a relentless runner who will apply pressure without the ball to help his team recover it.
Apart from his goals, the former Rennes striker has created five big chances and plays 1.7 key passes per game. He will be a massive asset if Fulham can get their hands on him.
It remains to be seen if Fulham can land Guirassy as Stuttgart are currently in a position to land Champions League football next season, and the centre-forward may not be willing to give up European ambitions for the Premier League.
If they can snap him up, he is a top-class option who could spearhead Fulham to great things.
Jonas Wind – Wolfsburg
The Danish striker opened the scoring and, after Die Roten Bullen equalised, played a vital role in his side regaining the lead and securing the win.
Wind displayed remarkable hold-up play to bring the ball under control from the back and connect with his teammates before storming into the box to set up Rogerio’s scorching winner.
He would be a terrific signing for Fulham and looks like a more attainable target for the Cottagers, who are 15th in the league.
Fulham need a striker to send them further up the table and could do a lot worse than Wind, who is on fire this season.
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