Player reveals ‘there are talks’ to secure Fulham exit – Director confirms agent discussions, Silva’s side have ‘final say’ – Sport Witness

Last week, FC Augsburg sporting director Marinko Jurendic confirmed the club’s interest in keeping Fulham’s Kevin Mbabu, after signing him on loan last summer.

The 29-year-old will have to return to Fulham after this season, and they will then make a decision on his future.

After playing the last home game of the season with Augsburg at the weekend, Mbabu spoke to reporters. His comments are relayed by Augsburger Allgemeine.

The Fulham owned right-back has expressed his desire to continue at the German club next season.

“I don’t know yet. There are talks. I feel good here, I have a good relationship with the coach, with the whole team and also Jure [Jurendic]. FCA is a very good option for me. Fulham and Augsburg have to find a solution,” he said.

The newspaper states the German club will need to strengthen the right side of defence in the summer window, more so after Robert Gumny suffered a serious knee injury in March.

They are keen on retaining the Switzerland international, and the report says Marco Silva’s side will have the ‘final say’. That hasn’t stopped Augsburg from opening talks with his agent.

“The loan is coming to an end, that’s clear. Kevin is interested in staying here, we are interested in him staying here. We are in discussions with Kevin and his advisor. We’ll see if we can get together,” Jurendic explained.

Augsburger Allgemeine state the Bundesliga side have to consider the transfer fee, salary and if other clubs are interested in the Fulham man, before making an approach.

Silva’s side covered the majority of Mbabu’s salary and he would have to take a pay cut to join Augsburg permanently. For now, Jurendic isn’t clear if his side can afford the overall cost of the deal.

“I can’t judge that today. There is another partner involved. That’s Fulham. The English are not under pressure, they have a long time to breathe,” the sporting director added.

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