Fulham Close To Deal For Another ‘New Didier Drogba’

Chris Wright

30th, November 2010


By Chris Wright

Not entirely sure whether to believe this or not but, according to ‘British and French sources cited by Tutto Mercato’, Fulham are within spitting distance of tying up an €8 million deal for highly-rated CFR Cluj target man Lacina Traore.

Many sides across Europe have been tracking 20-year-old Traore for some time, with Arsenal, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Napoli all linked with a move for the 6’8” Ivorian – who, should you be wondering, has a goal-every-94.1 mins strike ratio in the Romanian league.

Such prowess has led to inevitable comparisons between the Cluj striker and fellow countryman Didier Drogba, though Anderlecht starlet Romelu Lukaku is far more deserving of those comparisons – with Traore resembling some kind of ungodly hash between Emmanuel Adebayor and Carlton Cole (which possibly explains why none of the ‘big boys’ have come calling aftercircling so closely for the last two years).

Don’t just take my word for it though, have a butcher’s and see what you think…


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  1. Lunga says:

    Just about every talented kid these days is the “Next Somebody”… There’s the “Next Rooney”, “Next Konchevsky” (that must mean he’s pretty shitty), and the next “Dean Windass”.

  2. Chris says:

    The ‘next Dean Windass’ works on building sites the length and breadth of the country.

  3. Chris says:

    I was excited until I read the term “Romanian League”…

  4. Peter Crouch says:

    Good touch for a big man

  5. Red says:

    @chris: i can see why u don’t approve the romanian league. I`m from Romania and i can tell you that our league is preety poor indeed, but Lacina Traore is one of the most talented players you can find there. He is a bit like Lukaku, but not so skilled. I think he may fit in the premiership at teams like Birmingham, WBA, Blackpool, Everton or Bolton. In terms of romanian football try to remember that we gave Hagi, Dumitrescu, Dan Petrescu, Popescu, Munteanu, Chivu, Mutu, Stefan Radu (Lazio)and many others. So you may think again when taking in consideration our league.

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