Thursday, October 21, 2021

Roma planning Tete raid

Reports from Italy this afternoon claim that Roma are considering a January move for Fulham full back Kenny Tete.

Italian website Roma Today reports that the Dutch international has been included on Jose Mourinho’s shortlist as his new employers seek to strengthen their right back options. The report claims that Tete’s agent Mino Raiola has been ‘pushing for a transfer’ away from Craven Cottage for his client, who only joined Fulham last September. The 26 year-old has made 28 first-team appearances for the Whites but has seen his time in London significantly disrupted by injuries and picked up a serious hamstring problem in the August victory over Stoke.

Given that Marco Silva missed out on a signing a replacement right back despite several attempts on transfer deadline day, it seems unlikely that the Portuguese head coach would be keen on letting Tete go in January. The former Ajax and Lyon defender still has three years to run on his current contract, with Fulham holding an option to extend that deal by a further year, so the Giallorossi would have to stump up a sizeable transfer fee to make any offer particularly tempting.
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