Fulham must secure Ludovic Ajorque transfer

Fulham sailed their way back into the Premier League after a rather impressive Championship campaign in 2021/22.

One aspect of their season which will have thrilled many supporters of the west London club was the number of goals they had to celebrate throughout. Across 46 games, Marco Silva’s team found the net 106 times, which was 32 more than second-placed Bournemouth.

One man who played a significant part in seeing the Cottagers find the net so often is Aleksandar Mitrovic.

In 44 league appearances, the striker scored 43 goals, along with racking up more shots at goal (198), shots on target (91) and a higher rate for shots per 90 minutes (4.66) than any other player in the division.

Now that Fulham start their Premier League campaign with a tough fixture against Liverpool, Silva and the Craven Cottage faithful will undoubtedly be hoping that Mitrovic and bring his brilliant goalscoring efforts from last season into this one.

However, with the summer transfer window still open, this could give the manager the chance to add even more firepower to his squad and bring someone in who could form a potentially scary duo alongside the Serbian.

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One man who has been mentioned with a move to Craven Cottage and who could fit this bill is Ludovic Ajorque.

After scoring 20 goals and providing seven assists in 70 appearances for his previous club Clermont Foot, the 28-year-old joined his current side Strasbourg in 2018. Since then, the €15m-valued (£12.6m) centre-forward has gone on to score 50 goals and supply 19 assists in 138 appearances.

To further highlight his attacking credentials, the Frenchman ended the previous Ligue 1 campaign with the joint-highest number of shots on target (25) at the club.

This shows just how deadly a partnership Fulham could have if they get both him and Mitrovic in the team.

Labelled a “complete” player by his manager Julien Stephan, Ajorque could be an ideal addition to Silva’s squad and give the Cottagers a great chance of avoiding relegation, especially if he and Mitrovic can hit the ground running in terms of goalscoring.