On Wednesday we covered claims from Sweden regarding the future of Luca de la Torre.
With a Fulham contract expiring in the summer, the 21 year old is now able to speak with other clubs. He’s only had a handful of minutes in the Championship so far this season, so an exit looks the likeliest outcome, and talks have been ongoing in that regard.
Djurgården sporting director Bosse Andersson was quoted yesterday as saying: “It is true that we have contact with Luca de la Torre. We’ve been talking to him for a while. But without us yet agreeing.
“This isn’t a player just known to us today. This player is well known to us since a good time back. He’s interesting. He’s a good player with great qualities, but as I said we have no agreement.”
There was even a suggestion the Fulham player could be unveiled by Djurgården at the weekend, something Andersson didn’t want to get into.
Now Fotboll Direkt have spoken to the player’s agent, and he doesn’t sound like he’s got a lot of patience left with the Swedish club, dropping hints about walking away from their interest.
Lance Davids sent a warning out and even suggested De La Torre could leave Fulham for another Championship club, if Djurgården don’t hurry: “It is true that we met Djurgården on Sunday, we had a good conversation. But we have interest from several places, including from another Championship club. We need to get a message from Djurgården soon, within the next 48 hours.”
There’s been no talk of paying Fulham a fee, so perhaps there’s an assumption the club will let him go for free in January.