Report: £9m Fulham flop Rui Fonte in talks with Olympiakos

Slavisa Jokanovic, Manager of Fulham looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Ipswich Town at Craven Cottage on January 2, 2018 in London, England.

It looks likely that Rui Fonte is on his way out of Premier League newcomers Fulham after just one season at Craven Cottage

Rui Fonte of Fulham holds off a challenge from Luke Murphy of Burton during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Burton Albion at Craven Cottage on January 20, 2018 in London,...

Rui Fonte seems a little surplus to requirements at Fulham at the moment.

Big things were expected when the forward arrived at Craven Cottage from Braga last summer for £9 million but he proved to be a disappointment in west London. Fonte managed just three goals in 27 Championship appearances despite averaging almost a one-in-two ratio in the Primeira Liga in 2016/17.

 

And after the signings of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Andre Schurrle, the 28-year-old appears to have slipped down the pecking order as Fulham prepare for life back in the Premier League.

The Standard is reporting that Fonte is now in talks with Olympiakos ahead of a deadline-day move away from Fulham. The Greek giants have discussed signing him either on loan or on a permanent basis as they aim to wrestle the Super League crown back from AEK Athens.

Sporting Braga's forward Rui Fonte (L) celebrates after scoring during the Portuguese league football match SC Braga vs CD Tondela at the Braga Municipal stadium in Braga on January 16,...

Fonte started his career in the Arsenal reserves and featured 10 times on loan at Crystal Palace in 2009 without scoring a goal. And it seems that his second spell in England is coming to an end too.

Fonte is not the only Fulham player being linked with a move away on Thursday. The Mail (live blog, 9.12am) claims that QPR and Bristol City want goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.

Rui Fonte of Fulham and Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham at Molineux on November 3, 2017 in...

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