The brother of Portuguese footballer João Palhinha has claimed that Fulham’s decision to postpone a move to Bayern Munich on deadline day has shattered the midfielder’s dreams. According to reports, the deal fell through due to a failure to agree on financial terms.
Palhinha, who currently plays for Sporting Lisbon, was reportedly eager to join the German champions and had his heart set on the move. However, Fulham’s reluctance to meet Bayern’s demands ultimately resulted in the transfer collapsing.
The 25-year-old’s brother, Ricardo Palhinha, expressed his disappointment with Fulham’s decision, stating that it has had a significant impact on João’s aspirations. He also suggested that the timing of the failed deal has made it particularly difficult for his brother to cope with.
Despite the setback, Palhinha has continued to perform well for Sporting Lisbon, contributing to their successful season so far. The midfielder has been a key player for the team, helping them secure top spot in the Primeira Liga.
Palhinha’s impressive performances have not gone unnoticed, with several clubs reportedly interested in signing him. However, it remains to be seen whether any potential suitors will be able to match Bayern Munich’s appeal for the Portuguese international.
Fulham’s decision to postpone the move has certainly had a significant impact on Palhinha’s career aspirations. It remains to be seen how this setback will affect his future plans and whether he will eventually get the opportunity to join a top European club like Bayern Munich.