A report from the Daily Mirror has claimed that Fulham defender Cyrus Christie is attracting the attention of Portuguese Primera Liga side Sporting Lisbon.

The summer transfer window brings around some left of field transfers and some even more strange transfer rumours, and the latest one reported by the Daily Mirror is likely to raise a few eyebrows.

It has been reported that Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon are keeping a close eye on Fulham full-back Cyrus Christie ahead of the start of the new Primera Liga season. Christie, who has two years still remaining on his contract at Craven Cottage has reportedly had his head turned by interest from Sporting Lisbon and would be interested in making a move to the Portuguese outfit.

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Fulham boss Scott Parker has a task on his hands ahead of the 2019/20 Championship season, as he looks to head into the new season with a strong side. A number of first-team stars such as Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ryan Sessegnon look likely to make moves away from the club this summer, with Ryan Babel already making a move away.

Now, it seems that Cyrus Christie could be one of the players heading for the exit as well, with European interest being reported.

Christie joined Fulham in January 2018 after a year and a half with Middlesbrough. The Republic of Ireland international has spent his entire career playing in England, coming through the youth academy with Coventry City before going onto play for Derby County, Middlesbrough and Fulham. In total, Christie has played 301 career matches (Transfermarkt), with more than half of them coming in the Championship.

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With interest from Sporting Lisbon there, it could be interesting to see if Christie is tempted to Portugal for a new challenge or if he remains with Scott Parker’s side for next season.

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