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Transfer rumour - Forward Rodrigo Muniz (2)

last updated Saturday 31st July 2021, 9:27 AM

Fulham Football Club

Forward Rodrigo Muniz<
Rodrigo Muniz
Position Forward
P.O.B. São Domingos
do Prata,
D.O.B 04:05:01
Height 6' 01
Last Club Flamengo
Rodrigo Muniz
His Wiki page
Fulham have stepped up their pursuit of Rodrigo Muniz with CEO Alistair Mackintosh telling Flamengo that a bid would be submitted on Friday, as reported by O Dia in Brazil.

After days of difficult discussions, it seems Fulham are on the verge of agreeing a deal for a man who has also been the subject of enquiries from Atletico Madrid, Al-Nassr, Genk and Middlesbrough – a varying crop of clubs if there ever was one.

According to Brazilian reporter Vene Casagrande, Rodrigo Muniz is set to undergo medical checks in Brazil before a proposed move to Fulham.

Craven Cottage has always felt like the most likely destination for Muniz, Marco Silva having contacted the striker in an attempt to lure him to West London.

Muniz, for what it’s worth, was flattered by Silva’s willingness to go the extra mile.

The former Everton and Watford coach apparently sees similarities between the 20-year-old and a baby-faced Richarlison, the Brazil international forward he brought to Vicarage Road as a little-known youngster back 2017.

According to O Dia, Flamengo had doubts about whether Fulham were willing to meet their demands for Muniz. The Cottagers saw a loan offer rejected last week.

But Mackintosh, the club’s long-serving CEO, has now taken the step of contacting Santos director Bruno Spindel directly; making it clear that Fulham would be happy to reach a compromise as they look to fight off competition from Championship rivals Middlesbrough.

Boro offered £4 million up front but Muniz turned down a switch to the Riverside, awaiting an offer from Fulham instead.

It is understood that Fulham will pay £7 million across two instalments, having agreed a five-year deal with Muniz.

It remains to be seen whether Muniz is viewed as someone capable of slotting straight into the starting XI and making an immediate impact, a la Richarlison during his debut season at Watford.

Source Danny Owen at HITC
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