Report: Fulham eyeing £15m deal for Brighton's Anthony Knockaert

Scott Parker, Caretaker Manager of Fulham shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on March 17, 2019 in London,...

Premier League outfit Brighton and Hove Albion could reportedly sell Anthony Knockaert with Fulham keen on the 2017 Championship player of the year.

Anthony Knockaert of Brighton and Hove Albion and Matt Phillips of West Bromwich Albion battle for possession during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West...

Fulham are considering a £15 million deal to sign Brighton and Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert, according to The Sun.

With Ryan Babel and Andre Schurrle bidding farewell to Craven Cottage and Ryan Sessegnon expected to follow, Scott Parker has his work cut out building an attack capable of firing Fulham back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

But what a signing Knockaert would be.

 

Yes, the skilful Frenchman hasn’t quite lived up to expectations in the top flight but his performances for Brighton in the Championship were nothing short of outstanding. An exciting winger with an eye for the spectacular, it was his 15 goals and eight assists that inspired Chris Hughton’s side to a second placed finish in 2017.

Knockaert was a deserving winner of the Championship’s Player of the Year award to boot.

Shane Duffy of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with team mate Anthony Knockaert during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and...

And The Sun believes that the 27-year-old would be tempted to drop down to the second tier again with Fulham mulling over a £15 million deal while potentially offering to raise his £40,000 a week wages.

Brighton could be willing to cash in too, especially now that Lucas Trossard has arrived from Belgian football.

With star man and top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic surprising everyone by signing a new contract last week, he and Knockaet have the potential to be comfortably the Championship’s most fearsome attacking partnership.

Anthony Knockaert of Brighton & Hove Albion goes down in the box as he is challenged by Anthony Martial of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove...

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