André-Frank Zambo Anguissa has hit the ground running at Napoli after having joined them on a season-long loan deal from Fulham on the deadline day.
TuttoMercatoWeb say the Italian club side paid €400,000 in loan fee to the Cottagers, with the right of redemption set at €15m.
Initially, this figure was set at €13m, but the price was raised after Napoli requested Fulham to pay half [around €1. 75m] of his annual salary.
Anguissa’s good start has raised questions, at least in the Italian media, as to how the Naples club managed to take him away from the Cottagers, a year after he returned to the English club following his loan spell at Villarreal.
Fulham were relegated from the Premier League last season, after which the midfielder requested to move to a club in the top division.
It’s stated that the Serie A side waited until the end to snatch Anguissa away from the English club, which allowed them to get him on ‘advantageous terms’ for them.
This was done at a time when Fulham ‘tried in vain’ to keep him and also to renew his contract.
In the end, Marco Silva’s side understood their efforts weren’t going to yield any results and therefore, were forced to let the ex-Marseille man join Napoli on a loan deal.