A player once valued at £51million has been tipped for a cheap move to Fulham

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Fulham will pull off a coup if Joao Palhinha joins the Premier League side for just £18m, says former Sporting Lisbon ace Fernando Mendes CMTVtranslated by Leonino.

Less than 12 months ago, the then-Portuguese champions had Palhinha’s suitors running for the mountains after making it clear that the 6ft 4in midfield maestro would not go anywhere for a penny under £50m.

Although £18million is hardly the sum you’d find on the back of the sofa, there’s a feeling Fulham are on the verge of grabbing a bargain that would have Tim Wonnacott turning heads – even if the Portugal international is becomes the combined third most expensive player in Cottagers history.

“Last season there was an opportunity to sell Palhinha for a higher fee,” says Mendes. “But Sporting wanted to keep the player.

“From what I’ve seen, I think it’s a small sum. He was an important player for Sporting but I want him to be very happy at the new club.”

Fulham should finally sign Joao Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon soon

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Former Fulham skipper Danny Murphy calls Palhinha’s transfer fee a “bargain”. And that £18m should look very well spent. Especially if Tottenham Hotspur’s one-time goal proves to be the difference between survival and relegation, with Marco Silva’s side looking to avoid a repeat of 2019 and 2021.

“I saw him play for Portugal,” said Murphy, who captained Fulham in the 2010 Europa League final loss to Atletico Madrid talkSPORT. “And I’ll tell you what, I was really impressed with him.

“That looks like a bargain!”

Palhinha should finally put an end to a protracted transfer saga this week. But there is one more obstacle that must be overcome first. Corresponding The sun, a dispute between the agents involved in the deal delays the transfer.

However, with Palhinha agreeing to a four-year deal worth £40,000 a week some time ago, that feels like a bump in the road.

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