There is a high degree of embarrassment to being relegated after an investment that exceeded £100 million but Fulham intend to win immediate promotion back to the Premier League, buoyed by the knowledge that relegation will incur minimal financial damage.

None of the players contracted to the west London club beyond this summer can leave at a discount and none has a release clause that would be triggered by dropping back into the Sky Bet Championship. In other words, if clubs think they can secure the services of Aleksandar Mitrovic, the club’s 24-year-old striker, at a discount, they will be disappointed.

It is unlikely Fulham will be weighed down by a hefty wage bill in the Championship
It is unlikely Fulham will be weighed down by a hefty wage bill in the ChampionshipPETER CZIBORRA/ACTION IMAGES

It is unlikely Fulham will be weighed down by a hefty wage bill in the Championship given that all playing staff have.

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