Fulham midfielder Franck Zambo Anguissa ‘would love’ to join AS Roma this summer, but there are ‘two obstacles’ to overcome to make the move happen.
That’s according to Calciomercato.it, who cover the situation today amid reports regarding the midfielder moving to Italy.
Earlier today, we covered a report that stated Roma have turned their attention to Anguissa this summer as Jose Mourinho wants to improve his midfield.
They have been made aware he would cost around €25m but are hoping that Fulham would agree for the figure to be paid over several years.
The first of those is that new Fulham coach Marco Silva considers Anguissa as an ‘important pawn’ for his side this season as they look to get back into the Premier League, so much so he’ll be a starter for the opening clash with Middlesbrough this weekend.
The possible arrival of Matt Grimes could change this, but until that happens, a move is unlikely to be sanctioned.
The second issue is Fulham’s asking price. They don’t want to sanction a loan deal and have put a €20m price on his head; a figure Roma can’t match at this point.
They are hoping the Cottagers will lower their demands as the market winds down, meaning they are likely to hold off on making a move anytime soon.
Essentially, Fulham don’t want to sell, and their demands mean Roma can’t get him, but that could change, so the Italian side are willing to sit and wait to see how things develop.