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.
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.
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