According to the Portuguese outlet recordingJoao Palhinha travels to London for a medical before a move to Fulham.
The newly promoted side envisage signing Palhinha as their first summer signing and what a signing that could be.
Although there was a bit of a wait for Fulham’s first signing, the midfielder will be well worth the wait.
What kind of player are Fulham getting? Well, simply put, Palhinha is one of the best tacklers in Europe.
Described as an “aggressive” midfielder. In the last two league seasons, Palhinha has averaged 3.3 Tackles per game – Only Wilfred Ndidi had a higher record in the Premier League in 2020/21.
Of course, one could argue that those numbers are inflated given the standard of the league he plays in, but he’s also average 3.7 Tackles per game in the Champions League this season. Simply put, this is a player who can grab any game by the neck.
Fulham already have a midfielder who can play a brilliant defensive role in Harrison Reed, but the arrival of Palhinha could allow the former Southampton man to play more of a box-to-box role next season.
Palhinha is truly a Champions League-level player and this will be something of a coup for a newly promoted side from Fulham.
There is still work to be done but this is certainly a step in the right direction for Los Blancos.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/07/02/report-aggressive-player-is-set-to-have-a-medical-at-fulham/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=report-aggressive-player-is-set-to-have-a-medical-at-fulham The ‘aggressive’ player undergoes a medical in Fulham