12 new additions can see Fulham push for top 10 this season

Fulham Manager Slavisa Jokanovic during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England.

Fulham made no fewer than 12 signings this summer including, Andre Schurrle, Jean Michael Seri and Andre Zambo Anguissa

Jean Michael Seri is challenged by Stanislav Lobotka of Celta Vigo during a Pre-Season Friendly between Fulham and Celta Vigo at Craven Cottage on August 4, 2018 in London, England.

Fulham make their return to the Premier League for the first time since 2014 on Saturday, and have wasted no time in overhauling their squad. Head Coach Slavisa Jokanovic has signed no fewer than 12 players - with five of those joining on deadline day. 

 

Andre Zambo Anguissa was the last player through the door, and fans of the west Londoners will be expecting big things from him. The defensive midfielder arrived from Marseille for £22.4 million. 

Fuham have been tipped for a strong first season back amongst England's elite, and it's hard to argue that Jokanovic's side won't make a positive impression. 

Andre Schurrle of Fulham during the Pre-Season Friendly between Fulham v Sampdoria at the  EBB Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Aldershot, England.

Admittidely, a sudden influx of new players can sometimes temporarily hinder a club's progress, but the Fulham jugganaught appears finely oiled and primed for the season ahead. 

Here's look at the arrivals and departures at Craven Cottage this summer: 

Players in:

CM - Jean Michael Seri - OGC Nice - £27 million 

DM - Andre Zambo Anguissa - Marseille- £22.4 million

ST - Aleksander Mitrovic - Newcastle United - £18.2 million

CB - Alfie Mawson - Swansea City - £15.2 million

LB - Joe Bryan - Bristol City - £6 million

GK - Fabri - Besiktas - £5.4 million

CB - Maxime le Marchand - OGC Nice - £3.6 million 

LW - Andre Schurrle - Borussia Dortmund - loan

CB - Calum Chambers - Arsenal- loan

CF - Luciano Vietto - Atletico Madrid - loan

GK -  Sergio Rico - Sevilla - loan

RB - Timothy Fuso-Mensah - Manchester United - loan 

Players out: 

DM - Tayo Edun - Ipswich Town - loan

RB - Ryan Fredericks - West Ham United - free transfer

GK - David Button - Brighton and Hove Albion - £4 million

AM - George Williams - Forest Green Rovers - free transfer 

Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper David Button during the pre season friendly match between AFC Wimbledon and Brighton and Hove Albion at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on July 21, 2018...

 Prediction: 

Jokanovic has added a lot of quality to his already impressive Fulham squad. The likes of Schurrle, Chambers and Mitrovic all have Premier League experience and that'll be vital to Fulham's successes.

Coupled with the exciting crop of talent they've signed across Europe, Fulham would be a safe bet to finish at least 10th this season and cement their place back in England's top flight.

Crystal Palace are the visitors on Saturday and will know how tough the game could potentially be. 

Fulham's Tom Cairney celebrate they win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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