Just after Marek Rodak’s recent comments concerning his future in the club. Fulham manager Marco Silva has stated that the goalkeeper must be entirely focused on this season. Rodak has been a fixture in goal for the Cottagers this season, making 32 appearances in the Championship to assist the team in gaining rapid promotion back to the Premier League.
Rodak, on the other hand, only made two league appearances for Fulham last season, when PSG loanee Alphonse Areola was the first choice between the posts. Rodak recently revealed that if he does not get consistent Premier League game time with Fulham next season, he may have to look for a new club in the summer. Lionel Messi to remain at PSG despite Boos, coach Mauricio Pochettino and director Leonardo might be kicked out
However, it appears that this is not something that his boss wants him to be thinking about right now. According to West London findings, Silva said in response to Rodak’s comments, “Marek has to be entirely focused on this season, nothing more.”
Rodak’s current contract with Fulham has a little over two years left on it, with the club having the option to extend it for another year. After losing to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, Fulham still needs one more win from their final two games of the season – at home to Luton Town and away to Sheffield United – to mathematically guarantee the Championship title. To be fair to Rodak, you can see why he’s thinking about it; a potential departure from Craven Cottage.
A footballer’s career is short, and they will want to play as much as they can while they are there, so the fact that he did not receive many opportunities the last time Fulham was in the Premier League would be on his mind.
Silva, on the other hand, will want to see the club win the Championship title to cap off a great season and set the tone for their return to the Premier League. Rodak will have to play a part in this, and if he does, he may be able to lay claim to becoming the club’s first goalkeeper. Next season, there will be a decision between the top-flight positions.