So Fulham will do the yo-yo. Two years after descending in Championhsip, a year after returning to the Premier League, the club from the English capital is moving back to the lower level. The defeat against Burnley on Monday night (2-0) was one too many (18th in the standings). The terrible end of the season completely condemned the Cottagers. Coming back for a while after a very complicated start, they ended up exploding in flight with this series of 6 losses and a draw.
The last matches may be long to play especially behind the scenes we are already trying to save what can be. While waiting to know if Scott Parker continues the adventure, his workforce will experience a major facelift. And a lot of players belonging to Ligue 1 clubs or former members of our championship are concerned. We think first of all of Alphonse Areola. In difficulty at the very beginning of the season, the world champion has known better but that was not enough to save his club.
Areola, Andersen and Maja will return to France … for the moment
Still under contract with PSG until 2023, he would have liked to stay in London where his family feels good. But with the relegation of Fulham, the situation changes and it will not be possible to keep it. Loaned two seasons in a row, the goalkeeper will therefore make his return to Paris. The other elements lent will not be kept like Ademola Lookman (RB Leipizg) but especially Joachim Andersen. He would probably have liked to stay but the Dane has increased his odds and it would not be at all impossible to see him in England next season. OL have not yet planned their return, especially as Tottenham would have it in their sights. The Athletic. And what about Jean Michaël Seri, loaned to him in Bordeaux and under contract until 2022 with Fulham?
Still in Bordeaux, Josh Maja will make his return there. Loaned this winter, the striker will not see the € 10.5 million purchase option being exercised. He will not make old bones either in Gironde where his parent club is in serious financial difficulties. Its sale will bring some oxygen. Mario Lemina will not stay either, he who has been loaned by Southampton this season. The € 8 million purchase obligation can no longer be validated as the club has not maintained itself. Finally, he is not loaned but André-Frank Zambo Anguissa will not lack courtiers, he who has had a good season. Under contract until 2023, the 25-year-old midfielder has a good rating confirms moreover The Athletic, about the former Marseillais, who had nevertheless been bought for 25 M € in the summer of 2018.