Joao Palhinha confirms an imminent switch to Fulham

Sporting CP midfielder Joao Palhinha has confirmed his imminent switch of € 20 million to Fulham, revealing that head coach Marco Silva performed a key function in convincing him to make the transfer.

The Cottagers have seen competitors from established Premier League rivals Wolves to land Portugal’s nationwide workforce gamers, regardless of Molineux being one thing of a haven for his or her compatriots.

90min understands that Palhinha will lastly bear a medical examination now {that a} authorized drawback that had prevented him from finishing the transfer of 17 million kilos has been solved.

The 26-year-old will now full his medical checks earlier than placing the pen to paper on a five-year contract at Craven Cottage.

Palhinha spoke to the Portuguese firm RTP and confirmed that he would quickly swap from Sporting to Fulham, revealing that coach Silva’s stubbornness had been the important thing to convincing him to make the transfer.

“Playing in the Premier League is a dream I will fulfill,” he stated. “Now I’m looking for success in the best league in the world and I want to prove my worth. I can only promise that I will do my best.

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“I used to be satisfied of the undertaking and the perseverance. Marco Silva beloved me loads and it was primary as a result of he talked to me greater than as soon as.

“I talked to several people who passed the club and they all gave me good information. I’m sure it will be good for me.”

Palhinha shall be Fulham’s first signing of the summer time, and the newly promoted membership hopes to comply with up with a deal for Man Utd’s Andreas Pereira. Talks are underway with the midfielder about private phrases and 90min understands that Fulham are certain to get their man.

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