We carried a report from Mundo Deportivo on Wednesday, who claimed Fulham are interested in signing Celta Vigo right-back Hugo Mallo.
It was also claimed the Cottagers had submitted a bid of €10m for the defender and the player was considering the offer made by Slaviša Jokanovic’s side. The Catalan newspaper even stressed that only a new contract with better wages would convince him to stay with his current employer.
Today’s edition of Marca also talks about interest from the newly promoted Premier League club
Mallo joined the La Liga outfit’s academy in 1999 and was promoted to the first team 10 years later. He last signed a contract extension two years ago and his current deal Abanca-Balaídos will run down in 2021.
The Spanish newspaper claims the fullback has rejected a late offer from Fulham as he is set to sign a new deal with his current employer, which will keep him at Celta until 2023.
After Espanyol’s David Lopez, Mallo’s will be another case where the English have assisted a La Liga player getting a new deal.