Sources: Fulham aiming to reward influential Silva favourite with second new deal of 2023

Fulham manager Marco Silva and Bobby Decordova-Reid

Fulham are hoping to finalise a new deal for midfielder Bobby De Cordova-Reid after using a one-year option to keep him in January, TEAMtalk understands.

The 30-year-old Jamaican international has been a huge part of Marco Silva’s squad since his arrival at the club. This season he has started nearly 30 games in the Premier League, underlying his importance to the team after helping them win promotion from the Championship last season.

Silva has been able to use De Cordova-Reid in a variety of different positions – usually wide on the right, but also on the other flank or more centrally – and the 30-year-old has generally been effective wherever he has been deployed.

The club took up an option to extend his contract for another year in January – at the same time as defender Tosin Adarabioyo – but are not close to agreeing a new long-term deal with the Jamaica international.

De Cordova-Reid has been with Fulham since 2019, when he joined on an initial loan deal from Cardiff City that became permanent the following year.

Previously, he came through the ranks at his hometown club, Bristol City, also enduring loan spells with Cheltenham Town, Oldham Athletic and Plymouth Argyle.

Fulham putting foundations in place to preserve success

Fulham now want to ensure he spends the rest of his prime at Craven Cottage after making close to 150 appearances for the club in all competitions.

TEAMtalk also revealed back in March that Fulham hope to extend the contract of manager Silva beyond its identical expiry date in 2024.

On course for a top-half finish after their return to the Premier League, things are looking good for Fulham and they want to preserve their success for the long term.

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