Another: Fulham Prepare Bid For 22 Years Old Starlet


Fulham aren’t admitting defeat in their quest to sign Benfica centre back Morato and are ready to increase their offer to around £21.5m, according to an A Bola report this evening.

Today’s O Jogo revealed that the Whites were keen to test the Eagles’ desire to hold onto their highly-rated Brazilian defender after seeing a second official offer worth in excess of £18m rejected. Benfica view the 22 year-old as the future of their back four after Morato helped them win the league title this term and are demanding somewhere to close to the young prospect’s astonishing £85m release clause to do a deal.

Morato (footballer, born 2001) - Wikipedia

The ball-playing centre back, who Marco Silva sees the natural replacement for Tosin Adarabioyo should he leave Craven Cottage this summer, still has four years to run on his current contract. Morato is thought to be keen on the prospect of testing himself in the Premier League under the tutelage of Silva but it remains to be seen how high Fulham will be willing to go in order to break the impasse as the Cottagers covet defensive reinforcements ahead of the new campaign.

Given the circumstance mentioned in the article, this seems like a lost cause. Would we sell based on his current contract and release clause? Maybe what we’re offering is a lot of money for them. doesn’t really add up though for me.

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