Date: 5th April 2021 at 6:35pm
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Former Leeds midfielder Carlton Palmer has heaped praise on Fulham midfielder and Cameroon international Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, claiming he possesses the qualities required to feature in Marcelo Bielsa’ plans.

While there have been no formal links to the box-to-box midfielder, The Athletic’s Phil Hay conjured up the player’s name as a potential target.

When discussing the ex- man on the Phil Hay Show podcast, Hay said:

“He’s a player I would go for, absolutely, whether or not they could realistically sell him to Leeds I don’t know.

“You’ve got the problem of an England international in there who looks more and more secure and effective with his passing.

“If you were saying to Anguissa, we need someone not necessarily to compete but to play if Phillips isn’t available it’s not too much of a sell to a player.

“I think Leeds will go for someone else, someone potentially younger, but Anguissa to me looks extremely talented and a player I would have, for sure.

It is a move that Palmer is firmly behind.

Speaking to FootballFanCast, the former Whites man concurred with Hay’s assessment of Anguissa:

 “I think he could play the Leeds style because Bielsa has a very distinctive style that he plays, and the one thing you’ve got to do is be mobile. You’ve got to be able to get around the football pitch and he can do that.

“It’ll be interesting to see because I don’t think, obviously unless the player wants to leave, financially, I don’t think Fulham will need to let any of the players go should they get relegated.”

With 29 games under his belt for Scott Parker’s side, the experienced bulwark is a cornerstone of Fulham’s plans in the middle of the park.

It is not even guaranteed that he would necessarily compete with Kalvin Phillips; he could potentially be shifted higher up the pitch ahead of Phillips, offering threat going forward with a view to supplying the attackers.

He has three assists to his name from a deeper-lying position, indicating he has the potential to offer potency in transitions.

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