Fulham near a completed deal for VfL Wolfsburg right-back Kevin Mbabu

Fulham in the final stages of completing the transfer of Swiss defender Kevin Mbabo

The rise of the Premier League came again for Fulham as they made their way back to the top flight of English football for what would be their third time in five seasons, and Marco Silva’s side will need all the help they can get to avoid falling again.

As reported by insider Fabrizio Romano, Fulham are close to completing a deal for Swiss international right-back Kevin Mbabu.

The 27-year-old has slipped his fortunes with German football club Wolfsburg after the rapid rise of German player Riddle Baku, with Wolfe die He is now looking to cash in on a former Servette FC academy product that has only one year left on his deal at the Volkswagen Arena.

Fulham will be forced to shell out just £4.7m for the Swiss defender, but the deal will also include a sale clause, likely geared towards if the London club fail to stay in the Premier League, on personal terms also agreed between the club and the player.

Marco Silva will surely be in desperate need of defensive reinforcements this summer too given the limited options currently available at Craven Cottage, with Fulham only having six defenders across the entire defense line.

Mbabo should come up as a very reliable first choice ahead of the club’s only right-back at Kenny Tite, and although the club have also done a good job of adding Joao Balenha from Sporting CP and Andreas Pereira from Manchester United, more is needed if Silva is to keep. The club successfully completed in 2023-24.

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