Whether Alphonse Aréola stays at Fulham beyond the current campaign rests on two very important things.
Firstly, the Cottagers need to stay in the Premier League, which is still achievable with a good end of season form, as they will want to avoid spending big if they get relegated back down to the Championship.
Secondly, it depends on what Aréola himself wants to do, clearly enjoying himself under Scott Parker, where he’s putting in some good performances, and if the club remains in the top flight, he could have a big decision to make.
Fulham have the option to make the move permanent, but if other, more enticing clubs come knocking, the shot stopper could easily turn around and say no to the Londoners.
We’ve already had a hint that Milan could end up being an option, although only if they fail to convince Gianluigi Donnarumma to stay, and now AS Roma can be added to the list.
Represented by Mino Raiola, the Fulham goalkeeper is in good hands when it comes to potentially getting a big transfer, and Gazzetta dello Sport explain he’s being ‘followed’ by Paulo Fonseca’s side, who will be in the business of buying a new number one in the summer.
Andrea Gollini and Juan Musso are also options, and we’ll have to see who ends up being the more accessible one for them in the next transfer window.