Fulham are on the verge of completing an £8.8 million move for Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic.
Fabrizio Romano broke the news, stating that a “full agreement” is now in place with both the club and the player, and that: “medical tests will take place in the next hours in order to get it sealed today.”
‘Here We Go’: Fulham Edge Closer to Sasa Lukic Signing
Saša Lukic to Fulham, here we go! Full agreement now in place also on player side — €10m fee to Torino ⚪️⚫️🇷🇸 #FulhamFC
Medical tests will take place in the next hours in order to get it sealed today.
Torino have announced the signing of Ivan Ilić from Verona, done deal. pic.twitter.com/lpeK1Wk4zq
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2023
Who Is Sasa Lukic?
Lukic is a 26-year-old Serbian midfielder with a great passing range and a passion for the defensive aspect of the game. He has made a total of 16 Serie A appearances for Torino this season, scoring twice in that time.
At six feet tall, he is a physical presence in the midfield and given his aptitude in both attack and defence, looks to be very well-suited to the demands of the Premier League.
Building on Success
Marco Silva’s side currently sit in seventh place in the league after maintaining an impressive start to the 2022/23 campaign. However, the club appear to be keen to avoid stagnation and are determined to build upon that early success.
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Lukic would be a great addition, not just for squad depth, but also for the ability that he possesses. His combination of defensive nous and attacking threat could be exactly what the team needs to sustain their surprising challenge for European football.
Other Potential Deadline Day Deals
The Cottagers have also been interested in Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares throughout the window and the club are still trying to get the move done. Matt Law, of the Telegraph, has reported that: “Marco Silva wants the deal but club also facing some competition from another Premier League club and one in La Liga.”
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However, with the clock ticking and the end of the transfer window nearing ever closer, it is looking more and more likely that Sasa Lukic will be their only signing of the day.