Fulham have submitted a formal offer for Montpellier striker Steve Mounie, amid interest from newly-promoted Huddersfield Town, according to GetWestLondon.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed two successful seasons in France, scoring 11 goals in 32 games for Nimes on loan from Ligue 1 side Montpellier during the 2015/16 season, before breaking into the Montpellier team last season, notching 13 goals in the French top division.

His excellent performances have attracted interest from clubs across the Premier League andChampionship, with the likes of West Brom, Watford and Reading all looking into signing the Benin international, but it has been newly-promoted Huddersfield Town who have shown the strongest interest in the striker.

Armed with pace and aerial ability, standing at 6 feet and 3 inches tall, Mounie is the perfect build for the Premier League, but Championship side Fulham are looking to add to their ranks that include the likes of Neeskens Kebano, Sone Aluko and Tom Cairney by snapping up the 22-year-old.

It’s understood that a formal offer has been made by the London club, who are looking to avenge the disappointment of their 2-1 aggregate defeat to Jaap Stam’s Reading in the Play-Off Semi-Finals by going all the way this season.

The French club are holding out for £13 million for their prized asset, and whilst it is understood that the offer from Slavisa Jokanovic’s side is below that valuation, it most likely won’t be long before a club finalises a deal for the former Nimes loanee.

A deliberate bid to unsettle the player, we are still awaiting confirmation as to whether Montpellier have accepted the bid or not.

 


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