Fulham’s transfer to Cedric blocked, Fulham unwilling to meet player salary demands
According to the British media “Evening Standard” report, Arsenal right back Cedric Suarez’s proposal to transfer from Arsenal to Fulham has been shelved because the Portuguese defender’s salary requirements can not be met by Fulham.
In December last year, it was reported that in the January transfer window, newly promoted Fulham in the Premier League was very keen to sign the Gunners’ right-back Cedric, and the Gunners were very happy to sell. Cedric has become a fringe player for Arsenal, having only played 28 minutes in the Premier League this season, coming off the bench against Nottingham Forest and Wolves. His only start this season came in Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Brighton in the League Cup.
With Ben White and Fu Anjian battling for right-back, Arsenal boss Arteta is set to let Suarez go, with the 31-year-old entering the final 18 months of his contract and newly-promoted Fulham keen Defensive reinforcements, with Marco Silva’s Farmers eager to build on their stunning start, with both clubs hoping to get the deal done quickly, however, according to the Evening Standard, due to Cedric’s wages Requests, transfers have stalled.
The Portugal international earns around £65,000-a-week at Arsenal, but Fulham are unwilling to pay him that much. Cedric joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Southampton in 2020 and has made 59 appearances for Arsenal so far.