According to Peter Rutzler of the Athletic, Fulham are in talks to sign Brazilian striker Rodrigo Muniz from Flamengo. The Cottagers are looking to add another striker to bolster their attacking depth.
Fulham Looking to Sign Rodrigo Muniz
The Cottagers Looking to Add Depth in Attack
Fulham are in talks to sign 20-year-old Brazilian striker Rodrigo Muniz from Flamengo. The West-London side have started talks with Flamengo, but are yet to reach an agreement with the Brazilian club. Despite the interest from Brazil, Fulham are reportedly leading the race to sign the 20-year-old striker.
In recent years, Fulham have been very thin on centre-forwards. As the only recognised senior centre-forward, the Cottagers had relied heavily on Aleksandar Mitrovic to find the net. The lack of depth in the position was very visible during their last season as Fulham struggled in front of the goal. The normally reliable Mitrovic had a disappointing season, scoring just three goals in 27 league appearances.
The resulting lack of goals saw Fulham having the second-worst goal scoring record in the Premier League last season, finishing only behind Sheffield United. To make matters worse, two of their leading goalscorers from last season, Ademola Lookman and Josh Maja, returned to their parent clubs after the end of their loan spell.
Rodrigo Muniz, on the other hand, had his breakout season in the Brazilian league this season. The striker scored ten goals in 25 appearances for Flamengo, helping them win Brazilian Super Cup and Campeonato Carioca. Despite his rich vein of form, Muniz has been struggling for starts with Roger Ceni opting for Gabriel Barbosa ahead of the 20-year-old.
Fulham Hoping for a Quick Return to the Premier League
The hopes are high at Craven Cottage with Fulham looking to get back into the Premier League after suffering yet another relegation last season. The Cottagers have signed former Watford and Everton manager Marco Silva in their pursuit to return. They have also signed former Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga on a free transfer.
While Liverpool’s Harry Wilson joined completed a £12 million move from Merseyside. If Rodrigo Muniz signs for the Cottager, he will be the third player to arrive at Craven Cottage this season.