As Fulham prepare for life back in the Championship, several players loaned out this season will be vying for a role at Craven Cottage in the 2019/20 campaign.
French winger Aboubakar Kamara spent the second half of the season out on loan in Turkey with Yeni Malatyaspor, after dividing opinion and incensing Claudio Ranieri during his time in England.
The Evening Standard reports that Kamara will be granted a second chance at Fulham under Scott Parker — an opportunity the misunderstood attacker rightly deserves.
The 24-year-old is a loose cannon of a winger, a mercurial player who can delight supporters with his speedy, powerful play and his purposeful finishing and close control. But he can be equally as annoying, prone to diving, errant shooting, and off-the-pitch issues.
However, despite his prominent falling out with Ranieri and members of the Fulham hierarchy (which resulted in an arrest in January), Kamara is entitled to a return to Fulham to prove his worth.
In the Championship, the attacker can be a huge asset thanks to his ability to terrorise opposition defences.
During Fulham’s promotion campaign, Kamara pushed the Whites towards the finish line, playing integral roles in the late-season wins over Sunderland, Derby, and Aston Villa in the play-off final.
Even if Kamara is not an automatic starter under Parker, he is a valuable squad member. And with Aleksandar Mitrovic likely to leave, without Kamara Fulham’s attacking options look incredibly weak.
Life is all about second chances and coming back from adversity, and Kamara will be motivated to make the most of his Fulham reprieve next season.