Fulham player closes in on temporary EFL exit
There could be a player exit on the horizon for Fulham, with Sylvester Jasper set to sign for Bristol Rovers on a loan deal according to Bristol Live.
The player has already made his Cottagers debut, featuring twice for them in the Championship as a teenager. Now he could be set for a return to the EFL and Ligue 1 this time with Gas.
Last season, the midfielder once again spent time on a short-term contract with Hibernian in Scotland. It was his first attempt at the Scottish Premiership and managed a 13-game run in the division, with five starts.
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He also played fourth tier football with Colchester, where he managed three goals in just 11 starts for the side. Now, with the player having shown what he is capable of in Ligue 2, he will now be allowed to try his luck a division higher with Bristol Rovers.
Joey Barton is trying to continue his team’s momentum and upward trajectory, which means making sure his team is fully equipped for a run in the third-tier promotion spots, possibly this campaign. This could mean a few more additions before the window ends and one of the last names to come could be Jasper.
A deal would see him join the team at short notice, with Fulham unable to offer him Premier League playing time this season. This will allow him to have even more competitive football under his belt and could help Gas continue this campaign.
Sylvester Jasper has proven he can be a strong team player in League Two and although he probably hasn’t gotten as much action as he would have liked in Scotland, a move to League One could. get back on track.
The 20-year-old has been solid when he’s on the pitch, however – three goal contributions for Colchester in very few starts show that – and he could thrive with regular action again in the third tier. He might not be a first-team starter right away, but Barton knows how to get the most out of his team and could handle it well.
It’s also better for the midfielder to go out and play competitive football. Staying at Fulham, he would probably have to sit on the bench or even miss the team altogether due to the fact that they are currently in the top flight of English football rather than the Championship.
Jasper then sealing a move to Bristol Rovers could really help the player continue to thrive this campaign.