Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen has emerged as a potential loan target for Championship high-flyers Leeds. The Norway international originally joined the Cottagers from Celtic in 2016 and he played a major role in their promotion to the Premier League last term, as he scored eight goals in 45 Championship appearances and also featured in all three of their playoff games.
However, Fulham have recruited no fewer than 12 new players during the summer and that appears to have had an adverse effect on Johansen’s first-team opportunities, as he has only featured as a late substitute in their opening two matches of the new campaign, playing a combined total of 25 minutes.
That has led to speculation that Johansen could seek a temporary switch elsewhere and Championship club Leeds have emerged as one potential destination for the 27-year-old.
It remains to be seen whether Fulham would be willing to allow Johansen to leave even on a temporary basis, but a lot could depend on how much game time the former Stromsgodset player gets when the Cottagers play host to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.