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Justin Kluivert’s Fulham move collapses over work permit issue

Fulham’s proposed transfer for Roma’s Justin Kluivert has collapsed.

The 23-year-old Netherlands international was refused a work permit and was therefore unable to complete a move to Craven Cottage.

Kluivert spent last season on loan at OGC Nice, making 31 appearances in all competitions including 28 starts.

The winger was in fair form for his loan side, scoring six goals and registering seven assists.

However, his lack of recent appearances for Roma — who he joined from Ajax in 2018 — meant that he failed to meet the FA’s criteria for a work permit. An appeal was not permitted.

Kluivert made only two appearances for Roma in the first month of the 2020-21 season, before then heading out on loan to RB Leipzig, where he played 27 times.

Kluivert has yet to make a match-day squad for Roma so far this season.

Fulham are, though, close to sealing a move for former Chelsea and Arsenal forward Willian, who is set to sign a one-year contract as a free agent.

Marco Silva’s side continued their strong start to the season on Tuesday night, winning 2-1 against the previously unbeaten Brighton & Hove Albion. They lie sixth in the Premier League table, with eight points from five games.

(Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

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