According to Fabrizio Romano Justin Kluivert’s move to Premier League side Fulham from AS Roma has collapsed with one day of the transfer window to go. It was reportedly down to work permit issues, and the Serie A side are reportedly not happy with the situation – the deal is definitively off.
Romano reported that both clubs were in full agreement over a loan deal with an obligation to buy clause set at €9.5m – a medical is was scheduled in London.
It has previously been reported by Fabrizio Romano that Kluivert was nearing a move to Craven Cottage, adding that the Premier League side were “confident” of a deal – but work permit issues have caused the deal to collapse.
Marseille were in talks with representatives of Roma’s Dutch forward Justin Kluivert after his loan spell with OGC Nice came to an end at the end of this season.
The player’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta – who took over from Mino Raiola after he sadly passed away earlier this year, spoke with OM officials on Thursday over the 23-year-old joining the Velodrome club this summer.
Kluivert’s Roma contract has just one season left to run and he isn’t part of Jose Mourinho’s plans in the Italian capital. Although his form fluctuated wildly with Nice last season, the forward’s 12 goal contributions in 31 games across all competitions was enough to convince to Fulham and Marseille to try and take on the player in their respective leagues.
Last season, Kluivert spent the season on loan at Ligue 1 side OGC Nice. During his time on the Riviera, the Netherlands international made 27 league appearances, scoring four times and registering six assists.