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Fulham searche for a new striker as January transfer window approaches

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Fulham face a pressing need for a new center forward in the upcoming January transfer window. Chelsea striker Armando Broja’s move across West London might prove challenging, despite discussions about his potential transfer. Journalist Dean Jones, speaking on the Ranks FC Podcast, explored various options that Fulham manager Marco Silva might consider, acknowledging the current inadequacies within Fulham’s striking options.

The absence of Aleksandar Mitrovic, a crucial figure in Fulham’s setup with his 14 league goals, has been keenly felt. The subsequent arrivals, notably Raul Jimenez from Wolves, have yet to meet expectations. Although Jimenez has shown glimpses of improvement, his performances have fallen short of anticipated impact. Meanwhile, Carlos Vinicius, Jimenez’s backup, has only managed a solitary league goal and exhibits inconsistency, making him a potential liability. Rodrigo Muniz, displaying promise in brief appearances, is sidelined due to injury.

Broja’s potential move to Fulham looks unlikely

Armando Broja, despite speculation linking him with a potential move to Fulham, seems unlikely to make the switch. The Albanian international has displayed promising glimpses recently. He scored more league goals at Craven Cottage this season than Jimenez and Muniz combined. However, Broja’s future at Chelsea may face uncertainty upon Nkunku’s return to full fitness, potentially affecting his willingness to depart.

Dean Jones expressed skepticism regarding Broja’s departure, hinting at the challenges surrounding the young forward’s potential move. Although a signing of Broja’s caliber would suit Fulham’s needs, his reported £30 million price tag could be a stumbling block in the January transfer market, especially if the club is closing in on Brazilian international Andre.

Amidst the urgency to secure a striker, Fulham faces fierce competition in the Premier League for available options. With a need for astute recruitment, players like Jonas Wind and Santiago Gimenez, despite their impressive ongoing seasons, might also demand significant investments.

Silva’s task in finding a suitable solution for Fulham’s striking conundrum remains a pressing concern. The club needs a forward in good form, ready to make an immediate impact, but navigating the complexities of the January transfer window, especially with price constraints and competition, poses a significant challenge for the London-based club.

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