Sporting Lisbon midfielder Palhinha is on the verge of completing his move to Fulham, with a trip to London planned for medical tests and contracts to be signed.
That’s according to O Jogo, who say the deal for the midfielder is ‘done’, and the Cottagers will pay €20m to sign the Portugal international.
The newspaper reports that Palhinha is ‘packed for England’ and will undergo medical tests ahead of a move to Fulham today.
He was waiting for the green light from his representatives to make the trip to London, with contractual disputes holding up proceedings.
That situation has now been ‘streamlined’, and he has now been given permission to sign for Fulham on a four-year deal.
The midfielder is excited about the move to England, where he hopes he can gain extra experience and regain his place in the Portuguese national team.
Marco Silva has been key to getting the deal over the line, showing an ‘appreciation’ for the player that has ultimately won him over.
That led Fulham to take advantage of a hold-up in negotiations with Wolves to get their man, offering the €20m that Sporting were looking for.