Loan interest mounts in Fulham's Luca de la Torre

Luca de la Torre of Fulham U21 in action during the Checkatrade Trophy match between Northampton Town and Fulham U21 at PTS Academy Stadium on November 6, 2018 in Northampton, England.

HITC Sport understands a host of sides have enquired about taking Fulham midfielder Luca de la Torre on loan.

Fulham's Luca de la Torre (White)

Fulham midfielder Luca de la Torre is a loan target for a number of clubs at home and abroad in January, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

De la Torre joined Fulham in 2013 after being spotted playing in his native America and he has progressed through the youth ranks at Craven Cottage.

 

The skilful midfielder is highly-regarded at Fulham and he made his first-team debut for the club in August 2016 in an EFL Cup game against Leyton Orient.

De la Torre has gone on to make 10 first-team appearances for Fulham since making his debut and the club have high hopes for him.

The 20-year-old has yet to feature in the Premier League so far this season, but he excelled with a man of the match performance in the Carabao Cup win over Millwall in September with a goal and two assists in Fulham's 3-1 win.

Dublin , Ireland - 2 June 2018; Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland and Luca de la Torre of United States during the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and the...

The USA international is keen to establish himself at Fulham, so much so that he cut short his stay with the national team for the recent international break so that he could return to training with his club in a bid to impress new boss Claudio Ranieri following the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic.

Ranieri will evaluate his squad before making any decisions on the futures of players when the January transfer window reopens, but there is sure to be no shortage of interest in De la Torre if he is made available for loan.

Several sides at the top end of the Championship chasing promotion and a number of clubs in France, Holland, Germany, Portugal and Belgium have made enquiries about De la Torre's availability for loan.

Luca de la Torre of Fulham during the Pre-Season Friendly between Fulham v Sampdoria at the  EBB Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Aldershot, England.

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