Fulham midfielder Anguissa set to join Napoli on loan

Jason Soutar
Andre Zambo Anguissa

Fulham midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa is set to join Napoli on a season-long loan deal, with an option to buy for €15million.

Anguissa joined the Cottagers from Marseille in 2018 for around £23m and went on to make 25 appearances in his debut campaign in England.

He was loaned to Villarreal for the 2019/20 season following Fulham’s relegation where he featured 39 times in all competitions.

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The Cameroon international then returned to Fulham for 20/21 as they returned to the top flight.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a solid campaign as his team were once again relegated to the Championship.

And he will now move to Serie A to play for Napoli under Luciano Spalletti, according to Fabrizio Romano.

He has also been linked with AS Roma, but the Partenopei have won the race for his signature.

Roma have been very active in the transfer market this summer, most notably signing Tammy Abraham from Chelsea.

The England forward signed a five-year deal with the Serie A outfit and departed Stamford Bridge having scored 30 goals in 82 appearances after coming through the Blues academy.

Abraham, who will wear the number nine shirt, said on his new club’s website: “You can sense when a club really wants you – and Roma made their interest clear immediately.

“Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies. I’ve had the experience of winning major trophies and I want to be in those competitions again – so I want to help this team to achieve that and get to the level where Roma should be.

“It’s a massive honour to be the number nine at this club and I just can’t wait to get started and to help the team.”

Abraham moves on in search of regular first-team football and will work with ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at the Stadio Olimpico.

Former Blues boss Frank Lampard put his faith in the 23-year-old during the 2019-20 campaign, but the arrival of Thomas Tuchel in January saw the England international’s chances limited.