Fulham’s scattergun approach to the transfer window last summer did not help them in their quest for Premier League survival. Despite spending big money on players across the pitch, the Cottagers ended up being relegated back to the Championship.
One area where they improved was between the posts. Fulham brought in two Spanish goalkeepers over the summer, Sergio Rico and Fabri.
Fabri arrived from Besiktas in a deal worth around £5 million, according to BBC Sport. It seemed as though he was set to be the first-choice stopper at Craven Cottage. The 31-year-old started the first two games of the season. However, he soon lost his place to Marcus Bettinelli and ended up the third-choice with Rico also ahead of him in the pecking order.
It seems that has left him fairly perplexed at life in London. That is, according to his former team-mate and Everton striker Cenk Tosun.
He told TRT Spor this week of how Fabri explained his misery at Fulham to him when the two clubs met earlier this season.
“I spoke to Fabri, ‘it was the biggest mistake that I came here. I wish I had stayed in Besiktas’ he said…He played 2-3 matches, and then didn’t even make the squad. He’s unhappy. Is able to return to Turkey, ‘would love to return,’ he says.
“Now they (Fulham) are in the second league, hopefully he will play there.”
Fulham will no doubt need to trim their squad and wage bill before the start of next season and Fabri is likely to be on the chopping block.
From the sounds of it, he would happily wield the axe himself.