Fulham’s relegation to the Championship will inevitably bring about several stories linking their players with a move to West Ham.
The Hammers signed Ryan Fredericks from Craven Cottage last summer and seem to always be linked with Fulham players. With Fulham heading to the Championship, a number of players might be linked with West Ham.
After signing Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea City following their relegation, it is clear that this is a viable transfer policy, depending on the player. Here are three Fulham players West Ham should consider signing this summer.
Various media outlets keep linking West Ham with a move for Aleksandar Mitrovic, including The Telegraph. It is clear that the 24-year-old is one of West Ham’s key targets.
Manuel Pellegrini wants a new striker and Mitrovic had a reasonable year at Fulham. The Serbia international scored 11 goals but could not prevent Fulham’s relegation.
With better service and more experience under his belt, Mitrovic could be the striker West Ham are looking for.
West Ham need a back-up goalkeeper because Adrian is leaving. Fabianski is the undisputed first-choice stopper but Nathan Trott is not quite ready to become his deputy.
Marcus Bettinelli was Fulham’s reserve goalkeeper this season and, at the right price, he could be a decent back-up option for Fabianski.
The 26-year-old has been linked in the past (The Daily Mail) and could be a cheap option for the Hammers.
Many clubs will be eager to sign Ryan Sessegnon this summer. But perhaps West Ham could enter the race for the talented teenager.
The England U21 international was the name on everyone’s lips when he fired Fulham to promotion. But his first season in the Premier League was a bit quieter.
Nonetheless, Sessegnon scored twice and provided six assists for the Cottagers. As either a left-back or as a winger, the 19-year-old has a bright future in the game.