According to The Sun, Fulham have made contact with Brighton to discuss a £15 million transfer for Anthony Knockaert.
Following Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League last season, Scott Parker will be desperate to reinvigorate his squad. The best way to do that this summer is by making some smart signings. Given Fulham performed so poorly last season, changes are certainly due at Craven Cottage.
Knockaert could also do with a change himself. The 27-year-old winger has been with the Seagulls since 2016 and has certainly had some good times at the Amex Stadium. However, the Frenchman struggled to impress last season as Brighton flirted with relegation from the top flight. The coastal club need to improve ahead of the new campaign and that should mean finding an upgrade for Knockaert.
A return to the Championship could help the attacker to get back to his best. He has shone in the second tier before and could so again for Fulham. He has the capacity to help the London club achieve promotion back to the Premier League.
Knockaert would be a good signing for Fulham. However, £15 million is a big fee for such a player. Fulham need to learn the lessons of last summer and avoid overpaying for players. If they can drive a hard bargain and secure Knockaert’s services for a fair fee then it would be a good deal for all involved.