Fulham are said to be considering a move for Arsenal’s defender Calum Chambers who was a former loanee at the club.
Chambers had a successful spell at Craven Cottage two years ago, as he won the club’s Player of the Year award, even though he couldn’t save the club from relegating after just a single season in the top flight league.
Upon their recent promotion to the top flight thanks to their successful Play-Off win against Brentford, Fulham’s manager Scott Parker is now keen on strengthening his backline by signing Chambers in a permanent deal.
The 25-year-old have been sidelined since December, having being recovering from a cruciate ligament injury, which he suffered against Chelsea.
Arsenal are looking to make some major clear out this summer as they’ve been hit by the effect of the pandemic crisis which has caused financial difficulties for the Gunners and the potential sale of some of their stars haven’t been ruled out, as the club will be able to reinvest the funds into signing some of their priority transfer targets during this summer.
It is believed that The Cottagers are prepared to launch a bid around €12million, but it’s left to be seen if the Gunners would demand more fee for the Englishman or accept such amount.
Arsenal have already listed Sokratis, Mustafi and Holding for a possible departure if a good offer is being tabled for their services, which will leave the team with only few defenders, including the return of Saliba and much probable arrival of Gabriel Magalhães.
At twenty-five, Chambers is already approaching his peak and being at the club for some years now, his experience and talent would surely be missed if he eventually make a move away from the club.
The Englishman was already having his best moment under Mikel Arteta, after displacing Mustafi until he was injured against Chelsea in December.
Undoubtedly, Chambers still has a lot to give to the club, coupled with his versatility and ability to play the ball out from the defense (as an intelligent ball playing defender). His calmness on the ball, vision, reading of the game, aerial prowess and good positioning are some of his qualities which shows how valuable he is to the team and what he tends to add to Fulham’s backline.
The Cottagers are not a stranger to Chambers’ quality and seeing him donning their jersey already, it would certainly be an exciting return if they are to pull it off.