The animosity in the Championship would further increase in the upcoming campaign, considering that most of the English second division sides are leaving no stone unturned to assemble themselves into a well-furnished side in the summer transfer window.
One must admit that the quality and productivity which are asked to be manoeuvred from the clubs are simply humungous and outrageous, but considering that the prospect of promotion is available to be grabbed, every bit of sweat, toil and perseverance make complete sense.
Fulham emerged as one of the most intriguing sides to witness in the 2016-17 season of Sky Bet Championship. The Cottagers earned a playoff spot, courtesy their thrilling and explosive manner of plying their trade and they indeed looked really positive under the tutelage of Slavisa Jokanovic.
Despite failing to cross the last hurdle, the London based outfit received good reviews from the football fraternity and it goes without saying that Fulham will enter the new season as unarguably one of the favourites to clinch a promotion to the lucrative land of the Premier League.
Jokanovic is all set to beef up his attacking arsenal and if one of the latest reports are to be believed, the Whites are contemplating a deal to lure Bordeaux forward Diego Rolan to the Craven Cottage. Rolan banged 9 goals in Ligue 1 last term and has made a steady progress to carve a name for himself ever since making a move to the ranks of Les Girondins.
He has a knack to bang goals and his excellent athleticism and tremendous dribbling skills have not gone unnoticed. Further, let’s not forget to mention that he is versatile enough to play as a left winger, central attacking midfielder as well as a striker. Rolan toils relentlessly throughout the pitch to make the most of the opportunities he receives and no wonder his stocks have been rising.
The 24-year-old is strong, powerful and shoots the ball well, which makes him an appealing prospect. Besides, he always looks to create space for his teammates, passes the ball in a very shrewd manner and his pace makes him a scary figure for his opponents. He still has the factor of age by his side and his career can ink an upward trajectory if he makes a galvanizing impact on the English soil.
Fulham have already tied Tom Cairney and Ryan Sessegnon to long contracts, have signed Marcelo Djalo, Ibrahima Cisse and Lucas Piazon (on loan from Chelsea), and acquiring the services of someone like Rolan would arguably be the final piece of the puzzle.