Report: Levante defender Chema Rodriguez is keen to join Fulham

Scott Parker, Caretaker manager of Fulham FC applauds the crowd during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Fulham FC at Vitality Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Bournemouth,...

Fulham will be playing Championship football again next season but they are still well placed to lure La Liga centre-back Chema to Craven Cottage.

Jose Manuel Rodriguez 'Chema'of Levante UD reacts during the La Liga match between SD Eibar and Levante UD at Ipurua Municipal Stadium on December 09, 2018 in Eibar, Spain.

Fulham are looking to reinforce their famously shaky back line with the signing of Levante defender Chema Rodriguez, according to El Desmarque.

The Cottagers conceded more goals (81) than any other team in the Premier League as they were relegated in a disastrous first season back in the top flight.

If Scott Parker is to have any chance guiding Fulham into the promotion positions in 2019/20, the club must spend to reinforce a very obvious Achilles heel.

 

That is where Chema comes in. An old-school defender who loves throwing his body on the line, the 27-year-old impressed for Levante last season as they narrowly avoided relegation from La Liga.

And according to El Desmarque, Chema is very interested in the prospect of joining Fulham this summer as he wants to prove himself in English football.

Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid is challanged by Chema Rodriguez of Levante during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Levante UD at Wanda Metropolitano on January...

There are other, as yet unnamed, clubs who also hold an interest in a defender who’s contract runs out in 2020.

Interestingly, Chema was a target for Cardiff City in January but Super Deporte reported that he turned down a deadline-day switch to South Wales as he did not want to be involved in a relegation battle.

9th March 2019, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales; EPL Premier League football, Cardiff City versus West Ham United; Neil Warnock, Manager of Cardiff City appeals the decision

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