Alex Iwobi’s Fulham colleague desires only Bayern Munich switch

Alex Iwobi's Fulham teammate Joao Palhinha only wants a Bayern Munich move this summer (Imago/Shutterstock)

Alex Iwobi’s Fulham colleague desires only Bayern Munich switch

Seye Omidiora 08:04 - 30.06.2024

The Nigerian’s club teammate is only interested in a transfer to Bayern if he departs Craven Cottage this summer. 

Portugal and Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha has no interest in signing for another club besides Bayern Munich this summer. 

The midfield bruiser was subject to a deadline day transfer to the Bundesliga giants last summer but said move fell through at the last minute because the Cottagers could not secure a replacement before the window shut. 

Palhinha, 28, played 39 times in all competitions for Marco Silva's men in 2023-24, featuring 33 times in the Premier League for the West London team and continuing to show the consistency that attracted the deposed Bundesliga giant in the first place.

Despite the managerial change at the Allianz Arena with Vincent Kompany replacing Thomas Tuchel, Bayern have retained their interest in the Portugal international, and the Fulham man still desires the move. 

“I can say that both clubs Fulham and Bayern know where I want to be in a month's time,” said the defensive midfielder. “What has to happen will happen.”

What comes next?

Palhinha, 28, is currently with Portugal’s squad at Euro 2024, with Roberto Martinez’s men facing Slovenia in the last 16 in Frankfurt for a place in the quarter-finals.