Fulham 'unaware' of Abdoulaye Doucouré £100,000-a-week wage as Everton exit stalls
Fulham are only willing to cover half of Abdoulaye Doucouré’s £100,000-a-week wage as his Everton exit stalls, according to 90min.
However, it’s been suggested (90min, 3 January) Fulham were completely “unaware” of the midfielder’s current wage and that the West London side could now look to complete a loan deal instead.
It’s understood there is some way to go for a deal to be struck between the Toffees and Marco Silva’s side.
Considering Fulham’s fast start to the Premier League season it’s surprising they aren’t willing to invest a little bit more. There’s a golden opportunity for the Londoners to really cement themselves as a Premier League side and adding experience could go a long way in helping them achieve that.
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From an Everton perspective, moving Doucoure on does seem like a good move in the long term, but it’s important for Frank Lampard to have a replacement lined up. The Toffees have some strong options in the centre of midfield but allowing an experienced player to depart and not replacing him could be an error from the board.
Everton are in a strong place when it comes to Doucoure with the club holding an option to extend his contract by another year. He’s still at an age where he can deliver in the Premier League and would be an astute pick-up from Fulham, should they be able to come to terms with Everton and the midfielder.