Preston have considered signing Marlon Fossey this summer and the Fulham talent has now rejected a new contract at Craven Cottage.
North End clearly need to find a new right wing back this summer.
Brad Potts filled in there under Ryan Lowe last season and whilst he did a great job, having a natural option there is a must.
A deal for Cyrus Christie hasn’t materialised and Preston must now focus on finding another player who play on the right side of Ryan Lowe’s 3-5-2.
A number of other players have been linked but one of the more intriguing rumours surrounded Fulham ace Fossey.
Preston have considered signing Marlon Fossey
The Bolton News reported earlier this summer that Preston were Bolton Wanderers’ main rivals in the race for Fossey.
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Bolton took Fossey on loan in January and loved his performances before an injury cut his time with Wanderers short.
Bolton haven’t waited around though and have signed another right back in Liverpool talent Conor Bradley.
With Bolton out of the race and Preston’s move for Christie seemingly off, Fossey heading to North End would make some sense.
The American ace, 23, is quick, skilful and dangerous going forward – exactly what Lowe is looking for in the Preston side.
The flip side of Fossey is that his injury record is troubling and having taken a gamble on Robbie Brady, going for another injury-prone player could be a problem.
Sky Sports now offer an update on Fossey’s situation, claiming that he has actually rejected a new deal with Premier League side Fossey.
Fossey is out of contract in 2023 and it now seems likely that Fulham will sell before he leaves for nothing in a year.
The report adds that a number of Championship clubs are interested in signing Fossey in light of this contract rejection, with Preston potentially one of the suitors.
Fossey appears to be angling for a move away from Fulham and Preston will be weighing up whether his attacking threat outweighs the injury concerns.