Fulham opinion: Should the Cottagers sign Matthias Zimmermann?
Italian news outlet Calciomercato has reported that Fulham have submitted a bid for Bundesliga star Matthias Zimmermann. The right-back has been on the club’s radar for a while and Calciomercato has reported that they are set to make a €6-7million bid for the German.
Currently at Fortuna Dusseldorf, the 26-year-old has done well since his move from Stuttgart. Zimmermann spent nearly three years at the club before moving on after failing to nail down a permanent place.
He left for free to Fortuna Dusseldorf, finally finding a place for himself on their team-sheet. This season alone, the 26-year-old has made 33 appearances in all competitions, playing every single game in the Bundesliga.
This has proven to be a big help for the mid-table side, with the club rising through the ranks at a slow and yet steady pace. However, they couldn’t have done it without Matthias Zimmermann.
With Fulham’s relegation back to the Championship already confirmed, the Cottagers need a few new stars. They have a lot of players on loan and might not retain their services for the coming season.
This includes the liked of Tim Fosu-Mensah, without whom, the Cottagers have just the one right-back in Cyrus Christie.
The 26-year-old has done relatively well over the last few months and has played with the kind of carefree nature. both offensively and defensively that Fulham have really need.
With the heavy load of the Championship on their shoulders, the Craven Cottage side will need another option and in steps Matthias Zimmermann.
The 26-year-old has a lot of experience and is far more talented than Christie. Zimmermann’s defensive nuance has been showcased game after game this season.
That combined with his athleticism and ability on the ball, makes him a good full-back for a Championship side.
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The Cottagers need to start looking towards the future and players like Matthias Zimmermann are now the way forward. With the 26-year-old at their side, Fulham will give themselves a chance of surviving the Championship and living to fight another day.
That’s what they need to focus on right now and maybe even trying to get promoted once again.