Fulham is looking to bring a Franco-Angolan forward to the Premier League before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.
Reports coming out of England suggest that Fulham have made enquiries about the availability of Spezia forward M’Bala Nzola as they push for survival in the league.
The London-based outfit is planning on re-enforcing their front line for the remainder of the campaign and Nzola has been identified as a player that can add value moving forward.
The France-born striker has been a revelation in the Italian Serie A this season after scoring nine goals and assisting another strike in 13 Serie A appearances so far.
Fulham will have to act swiftly if they are to push the deal over the line before the transfer window shuts. Spezia will be reluctant to let go of their most reliable source of goals up front, but should the Premier League side offer the right amount of money, the Italian side might struggle to resist the offer.
Nzola was born in France to Angolan parents, but he has played his football in countries across Europe. The 24-year-old made his professional debut in 2015 with Portuguese side Academica before moving to Italy where he has been rising up the ranks since 2016.
He moved from Portugal to join Italian Serie C side Virtus Francavilla where he played for a year before moving to Trapani on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy if they get promoted to Serie B.
Immediately after promotion to Serie B, Trapani exercised their buying option and signed the attacker permanently.
At the start of the 2019/20 season , Spezia signed Nzola on loan from Trapani and later made the deal permanent after their promotion to Serie A.
The new boys have done well this season in the top-tier and currently sit in 15th position with 18 points from 19 league games. Alongside Roberto Piccoli, Emmanuel Gyasi and Diego Farias, the striker has played a big role in Spezia’s good performances.
He is yet to represent Angola or France at any level, but the southern African country has recently been making efforts to bring him on board in the near future. The forward would add a lot of value playing alongside the likes of Zito Luvumbo, Gelson Dala and Jabez Maleko.
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