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Fulham midfielder addresses Real Madrid speculation

In an interview with Canal+ Sport Afrique, Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa has played down the speculation linking him with a summer move to Real Madrid.

The Cameroon international joined the west London outfit in August 2018 after they spent a club-record £30m fee to finalise his transfer from Marseille.

He made 22 Premier League appearances for the club during the course of the 2018/2019 season before they were relegated to the Championship.

Anguissa has since spent time on loan with Villarreal in the Spanish La Liga and he is reported to have caught the eye of Los Blancos with his displays in the centre of the park.

The 24-year-old is expected to return to the English capital this summer with Villarreal unlikely to buy him, but there have been suggestions that Los Blancos could make a bid worth £17m for his services.

Speaking to Canal+ Sport Afrique, Anguissa was asked to comment on the Real Madrid link. In response, the midfielder clarified that there is no truth to the speculation and he will assess his options at the end of the season.

“No, no, no, I can’t confirm anything at all. I’m not someone who reads or listens to rumours. My agent and I have a deal. He manages everything around me and I just focus on the park,” He told.

“At the end of the season, we will take stock of where we are and see if there is anything interesting. I can’t say there was any contact with anyone. I would be lying to you.”

Scott Parker’s side are currently third in the Championship and they are six points adrift of second-placed West Bromwich Albion, who are guaranteed automatic promotion to the top-flight.

Suppose the season restarts after the coronavirus shutdown, the Cottagers should make an attempt to break into the top-two in the remaining nine games of the campaign.

Otherwise, they may have to contend with a play-off berth which would remain the case, if the campaign is cancelled at the current point of time because of the COVID-19 threat.

A return to the Premier League for the Cottagers could see Anguissa stay with them next term. If not, they may consider his departure on a temporary or permanent basis depending on the offers received.

Anguissa has more than three years remaining on his Fulham contract.

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