There has been so much focus on Fulham’s pursuit of a left-back this summer that the need for a Ryan Fredericks replacement has almost gone under the radar.
But, while the Cottagers look to have landed Bristol City’s Joe Bryan to reinforce the left side of their defence, their attempts to bring a new right-back to West London appear to be proving a little more problematic on transfer deadline day.
But, while the Cottagers have enjoyed great success in the transfer window this summer, Mallo looks like one player who will not be on his way.
It is reported by the Sun that the 27-year-old has rejected the chance to move to Craven Cottage and will now sign a new and improved contract with Celta Vigo. The former Spain U21 international has spent his entire career with the Balaidos, making over 300 appearances, and it seems that he has no interest in leaving just yet.
This will be a major boost for Celta, who still face up to losing Slovakian midfielder Stanislav Lobotka and Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez to Premier League clubs on Thursday.