Report: Fulham in advanced talks to sign Brentford's David Button

Brentford's David Button

Fulham are heavily linked with Brentford’s David Button.

Brentford's David Button

According to the Mirror (live transfer thread, July 17th 2016 at 15:49), Fulham are in advanced talks to sign Brenford’s number one goalkeeper David Button.

The report claims that Brentford have slapped a £2 million asking price on Button, despite the player having only 12 months left on his contract, but that has not put Fulham off as the two clubs are close to an agreement.

Fulham are looking to put last season’s disappointment behind them by bringing in the necessary quality to mount a push for the Championship play-offs this coming campaign.

Brentford's David Button celebrates their first goal

The West London club have the basis of a decent squad and boast arguably the best striker outside the Premier League in Ross McCormack, yet for the past two seasons they have underachieved.

Brentford, on the other hand, enjoyed another decent campaign last term but in similar fashion to the previous season their on-field success has attracted more interest in their top performing players.

David Nugent of Middlesborough in action with David Button of Brentford

Button, 27, began his career as a youth player at Tottenham Hotspur and after a number on loan spells and one-year stint with Charlton Athletic he found first-team football with Brentford in 2013.

He has gone on to make over 130 league appearances for the Bees since, and during their time in the Championship he has featured in every game, displaying consistency and plenty of ability.

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

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