June 21, 2024

Fulham are reportedly interested in Fiorentina defender Igor as Marco Silva plans to strengthen his squad for the new season.

According to Daily Mail, Fiorentina defender Igor is a target for Fulham in the current window. The Cottagers are keen to bolster their squad after their success last season, with Marco Silva looking to strike a balance, considering he anticipates a few key departures this summer.


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Fulham may rue their chances after a disappointing late run last season as they missed out on a European place. After consistent performances last season, the Cottagers remained in the mix to finish in the top seven.

That finish will not deter Marco Silva, as he could look to build on the success they achieved last season. For now, the Portuguese boss will focus on the transfer market to find solutions for his squad, which does lack in certain areas.

They remain linked with players in many positions, as Silva also looks for a new centre-back with versatile qualities. Considering Fulham’s style under Silva, the manager might sign players who can control multiple positions.

They are also anticipating big sales, including that of Joao Palhinha and Antonee Robinson. Those departures could bring in considerable funds for Silva to use in the window and sign players he feels would strengthen their squad.

They are now linked with Fiorentina’s 25-year-old Brazilian defender Igor. The left-footed centre-back can also occupy the left-back role if needed. He can show readiness to adapt to the Premier League and has the physical profile to excel in England.


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The 25-year-old Brazilian defender could come in as a potential replacement for Tosin Adarabioyo. The centre-back has the interest of Tottenham in the current window, while others admired him before January.

While Silva would like to keep Adarabioyo in his setup, he cannot ignore a big money offer from suitors. Similarly, the Fulham boss anticipates interest in Antonee Robinson. He can consider Igor a bit-part replacement for the full-back if needed.

Igor has the profile to excel in Silva’s tactical system. But much will depend on Fiorentina’s asking price. The 25-year-old Brazilian defender has a year left on his original deal, but the Serie A side can extend it by another season.

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