European giant “delighted” with lender Fulham; ready to make the deal permanent


Serie A team Napoli are “delighted” with the impact Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa has had in Italy, according to a report.

The 25-year-old joined Napoli on loan this summer after being in surplus for Fulham’s needs. He has made four appearances in all competitions so far, including one in the Europa League against Leicester City.

Napoli bosses impressed with Anguissa’s strong performance in midfield, Italian media writes Calciomercato (Going through ESPN).

They won their first three league games, scoring ten goals in the process. Anguissa helps anchor the team while the likes of Lorenzo Insigne and Victor Osimhen go on the attack.

Napoli are already considering the possibility of making the player’s one-season loan permanent in 2022.

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Such a transfer will cost them € 15million (£ 12.8million). Fulham are open for sale as they have yet to see the best of Anguissa in England.

He has made 66 appearances for the Cottagers since joining in 2018, but has never proven his £ 22.3million price tag.

Anguissa was shipped to Villarreal loaned two years ago, but returned to West London before last season.

He appeared regularly in Scott Parker’s midfielder during the club’s relegation season. They finished in 18th place with 28 points, 11 behind safety.

The bad campaign also resulted in Parker’s resignation as director.

Anguissa seems ready to relaunch his career in Italy. The Cameroon international has proven to be a strong midfield partner for Fabian Ruiz and Piotr Zielinski so far this campaign.

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Silva reacts to Fulham’s defeat

Fulham boss Marco Silva has said his side need to work on their finishes after the Cup loss to Leeds United.

The Cottagers welcomed Marcelo Bielsa’s team to the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

They lost 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 stalemate in normal times.

Asked about the loss, Silva told reporters, “We need to be more clinical.

“Of course, creating as many attempts in two games, not just in two games, since the start of the season, being more clinical of course. Some results [would have been] completely different.

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“But once again, last Saturday, off the post, crossbar, the balls are going in the same direction but in the future will come for us, I have no doubts.

“We just have to keep working, keep improving our players, definitely improve our last decision, our last pass. Our finish too. Of course, we must continue to work on this. “

Fulham’s next game will be away against Bristol City on Saturday afternoon.

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