Fulham made a dramatic late-night swoop for Stuttgart winger Silas Katompa Mvumpa on Thursday, but the deal ultimately fell through due to differing valuations. The Premier League club reportedly offered a loan deal with a €20 million obligation to buy after the player reached a certain number of appearances, but Stuttgart held firm on their demand for an immediate €20 million transfer fee, according to Florian Plettenberg .
While the move fell short this time around, Fulham’s reported interest suggests they haven’t given up on Silas Katompa Mvumpa entirely. The 25-year-old is a talented attacker who impressed in the Bundesliga last season, and sources indicate the club could revisit a potential transfer in the summer window.
This news comes amidst a busy transfer period for Fulham, who are aiming to bolster their squad for their return to the Premier League. They’ve already brought in several new faces, but it seems Silas remains a target for manager Marco Silva. Whether they can convince Stuttgart to budge on their asking price in the coming months remains to be seen, but Fulham’s late dash on Thursday night shows their clear interest in the winger.
➡️ Seeking a loan with a €20m obligation to buy after a certain number of games, while Stuttgart insisted on an immediate €20m. @FulhamFC, still pushing for Silas to sign him in summer.… pic.twitter.com/of3SFUvl6z
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) February 4, 2024