Loaned out to Villarreal for the season after a rather terrible first season at Fulham, Franck Zambo Anguissa has since returned to Craven Cottage.
Enjoying himself while in Spain, the midfielder looked set to be staying since there was an option to buy in the deal, but at €25m, it was a bit much for the La Liga club.
Marca have an article covering the situation on Thursday, explaining Fulham now have to sit down and work out what they want to do with both Anguissa and Jean-Michael Seri, who has returned from Galatasaray.
If the Cottagers decide to sell, they will struggle to get the €25-30m they originally paid for each player back, and while Villarreal are still interested in their now ex-loanee, they certainly aren’t going to go that high.
Marca say the Spaniards are ‘willing to wait’ for a player they really appreciate following his performances in their shirt, but have ‘made it clear’ they won’t pay €25m.
They ‘maintain their offer at a significantly lower amount’ in order to not break their bank, with Anguissa knowing he would have to ‘make an important effort’ to get his wages down to respectable levels for Villarreal.
As for their bid, Marca believe it’s ‘around half’ of what Fulham are asking for, thus we’re guessing somewhere around €12.5m.
Fulham ‘don’t seem to be in a hurry’, much like Villarreal, who are already well covered in midfield, having recorded the arrivals of Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo.
It appears we are currently in a waiting game, but if no one comes for Anguissa in the next few months and the Cottagers decide against using him in their upcoming Premier League campaign, it could very well pay off for the La Liga club.