Three signings Fulham should make in January
Fulham chairman Shahid Khan has made it clear he will back Claudio Ranieri in the January transfer window, with the Whites needing new faces in order to lift themselves from the foot of the league table.
Here are three signings Fulham should make in the winter transfer window.
A lack of solidity in the centre of midfield has been a major reason Fulham have conceded an exorbitant amount of goals to date, and a tenacious player such as Danny Drinkwater would be an excellent choice to shore up the Whites’ midfield.
Ranieri has a strong connection with Drinkwater from their time at Leicester City, when the Italian turned the midfielder into a title-winning force.
Now exiled at Chelsea, a move down Fulham Road to Craven Cottage would be a smart switch for Danny Drinkwater in January.
Another Chelsea reject, Cahill has barely featured for the Blues all season, and must be furious with Maurizio Sarri’s lack of faith in him.
The England international can still defend resolutely at the highest level and would be a massive upgrade on Fulham’s current options at the back.
A strong, authoritative presence in the heart of defence like Gary Cahill could turn around the leaky Fulham backline in 2019.
Fulham’s defence needs to be strengthened next month, and the right back position is one area that has been particularly suspect for the Whites.
Denis Odoi, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Cyrus Chrsitie have all been stationed there with little success, opening the door for Nathaniel Clyne to arrive on loan in January.
Manchester United loanee Fosu-Mensah has been exiled from the squad under Claudio Ranieri, indicating he is set to be sent back to Old Trafford and for another defender to arrive on loan.
Fulham must make it a priority to ensure Clyne is that player, as the Premier League-savvy defender offers pace, experience, and aggression in defence.