Johansen poised to leave Fulham – but Anguissa set to stay

Fulham: Stefan Johansen

Stefan Johansen looks likely to leave Fulham – potentially for Galatasaray – but André-Frank Anguissa is apparently set to stay.

Johansen made almost half of his 33 appearances from the bench last season.

Fulham are ready to let him and fellow midfielder Kevin McDonald go following the signings of Harrison Reed and Mario Lemina.

And Scott Parker indicated that Johansen will be allowed to seek pastures new when the Fulham boss was asked about the Norway international’s future.

“Given the squad at the moment – it’s big, and while the window’s still open there might be opportunities for players who might not be getting game time,” Parker explained.

“I don’t want anyone who didn’t want to be here.

“The door’s open for players who want to come in – and players who want to leave.”

Fulham boss Scott Parker
Parker has strengthened his midfield options

Galatasaray have expressed an interest in Johansen, who has two years left on his contract.

Ironically, the Turkish giants wanted him in 2016 but he opted to join Fulham instead from Celtic.

Last season he was loaned out to West Brom.

McDonald is in the same boat. The 31-year-old made just 18 appearances last season. He has only a year left on his current deal.

Fulham to keep Anguissa

Many Fulham fans would have been willing to bet Anguissa would be on his way this summer.

They would stand to lose their money, according to Parker.

Anguissa cut a mostly sorry figure last time around in the Premier League when he failed to get to grips with life in the English top flight.

His subsequent loan to Villarreal last season had clubs sniffing around hoping for a permanent Fulham departure.

But Parker squashed flat any notion he wants to sell the Cameroon international.

“The club want him to stay, and I want him to stay,” Parker insisted.

“He would be the first to say he has his struggles when he first came here, but we haven’t seen the best of him by a long way.

“The Premier League is the best place for him to showcase his talents.”