Fulham: Marco Silva must prepare to lose his best player in January

Joao Palhinha of Fulham (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)
Joao Palhinha of Fulham (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images) /

Fulham may have been able to hold onto their main man Joao Palhinha this summer but it looks like they will lose him in January according to TeamTalk. It would be a major blow for Fulham and one they could struggle with but would a move be on the cards in January?

Summer dealings

It was no secret that Joao Palhinha wanted to leave Craven Cottage with bids from Premier League clubs such as Arsenal and West Ham United coming in for the Portuguese international. However, none of them came to fruition with Declan Rice being signed for Arsenal and West Ham favouring James Ward-Prowse.

Yet there was major interest from German side Bayern Munich, who already turned to the Premier League by signing Harry Kane, and were close to agreeing a deal with the Fulham defensive midfielder but it fell through.

Bayern to renew interest in Palhinha

Even though the transfer window has slammed shut until January, Bayern are already plotting their move for the 28-year-old old who is one of the best defensive players in Europe currently.

Fulham were willing to let Palhinha leave if they were able to get themselves a replacement. However, Fulham struggled to sign said replacement and therefore denied a dream move for Palhinha.

Will this affect Palhinha?

Palhinha is a professional and will understand that Fulham tried to give him the move but were unable to do so because of not finding a replacement. He has already put in a man-of-the-match performance for his side against Arsenal and now that there is no move on the cards before January he will be fully involved with how Fulham perform in the Premier League this year.

His agent, who is also his brother, made a statement;

“They didn’t kill the dream, they just postponed it, very proud of my brother and the player I represent.

“Words of appreciation, recognition, and thanks to the entire Bayern structure. The affection for the club in our family will remain forever even though my brother didn’t sign.”