Fulham are reportedly lining up a move for out-of-favour PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa, who has been linked with an exit throughout the window.
According to a report by Evening Standard, Fulham are keen on securing the services of French defender Layvin Kurzawa. Marco Silva wants to bolster his squad with multiple signings before the summer transfer window slams shut.
Fulham’s chiefs seem to be backing their boss, and they are expected to bring in several new faces through the door, with the transfer market in full swing in the final week. The Cottagers have already recruited seven new players this summer, increasing depth across the deck, but Silva still wants more options in defence.
Signing a new left-back will be one of the main priorities for the Fulham boss after Joe Bryan fractured his hand in an unusual accident just before the start of the season. Antonee Robinson is the only fit senior left-back in their ranks, with other options like Ziyad Larkeche and Stefan Parkes still very young and inexperienced at the top-level.
As a result, the Cottagers are considering bringing in cover at left-back to boost their survival bid. The London outfit attempted to sign Italy international Luca Pellegrini from Juventus, but a move never materialised. And Fulham have now turned their attention to PSG defender Kurzawa, who has won the Ligue 1 four times and reached the Champions League final in the 2019/20 season.
The 29-year-old joined PSG from AS Monaco in August 2015 and has since endured a mixed spell at Parc des Princes. Kurzawa has fallen well down the pecking order at PSG in recent years and only played once for the club last season, seeing just nine minutes of action.
The Parisians, of course, are trying to offload him this summer, having managed a wholesale clear-out of their unwanted players in the last couple of months. However, the fact that he is on mega wages at PSG is proving to be a stumbling block. Still, there are a few clubs, like Fulham, who feel Kurzawa may fit in.
PSG are therefore trying to find the right solution for someone to take the 29-year-old, who is unlikely to make a significant financial compromise to quit his lucrative deal in the French capital. Nonetheless, a loan agreement in which PSG pays a portion of his salary is still a possibility before the closure of the transfer window.
The France international has had his problems throughout his time in the game, and there have been some question marks regarding his attitude. So, whether he would be motivated enough to fight for Premier League survival at Fulham is doubtful. Only time will tell if Fulham could tempt him with a healthy salary and a potential starting berth. As things stand, the Cottagers have yet to make an official offer for the 29-year-old.