Report: Fulham eyeing deal for Atletico Madrid's Oscar Pinchi

Oscar Pinchi of Atletico Madrid and Arthur Zagre of Paris Saint Germain challenge for the ball during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint...

Fulham are reportedly hoping to conclude a deal to sign winger Oscar Pinchi from Atletico Madrid.

Oscar Pinchi of Atletico Madrid and Arthur Zagre of Paris Saint Germain challenge for the ball during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint...

According to a report from the Daily Mail's live transfer blog (09/08; 11:22), Fulham are discussing a potential deal for Oscar Pinchi, with the Atletico Madrid winger expected to head to England today.

The Cottagers have really captured the imagination with some of the business that they have done so far this summer. The deals for the likes of Jean Seri, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Alfie Mawson were real statements in the wake of their play-off final win last season, while keeping hold onto the likes of Tom Cairney and Ryan Sessegnon suggests that they have no intention of simply finishing 17th next year.

 

And it appears that Slavisa Jokanovic is still looking to apply the finishing touches to his squad. The Mail is reporting on its live blog (09/08; 11:22) that a move for Pinchi is in the offing and he is expected at Fulham, presumably for advanced talks.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a turbulent summer that could end in slightly bizarre fashion. He ended last season on Deportivo La Coruna's books - having predominantly spent his entire career to date with their B side - but was quickly snapped up by Atletico. 

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic looks on during a Pre-Season Friendly between Fulham and Celta Vigo at Craven Cottage on August 4, 2018 in London, England.

But now he could be on his way to Craven Cottage before he gets the chance to potentially play for the La Liga giants in a competitive game, potentially becoming Fulham's ninth signing of the window.

Fulham begin their first season back in the Premier League with a home clash against Crystal Palace this weekend before a tough trip to face Tottenham Hotspur seven days later.

A general view of Craven Cottage prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Blackburn Rovers at Craven Cottage on March 14, 2017 in London, England.

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