Is he fit?

The Athletic understands Terence Kongolo has passed a medical, despite suffering a season-ending foot injury in February that meant he only made one appearance in his loan spell at Fulham after joining in January.

That injury, suffered after just nine minutes in a match against Blackburn, meant that Kongolo underwent surgery and had metalwork put in his foot.

Earlier in the window, Kongolo came close to securing a move to Craven Cottage only for the deal to fall through at a very late stage.

This time, however, it appears that there have been no such hiccups and the deal should be completed tomorrow.

Was he Fulham’s first choice in this position?

Kongolo was certainly among Fulham’s top centre-back priorities this summer, underlined by their earlier move to sign him this summer.

He had evidently made a sufficient impression on both the club and Scott Parker to warrant their continued interest.

The Dutch international, who can play at either left-back or centre-back only featured in 11 matches for Huddersfield following the club’s relegation to the Championship.

Fulham have already bolstered the centre-half position, signing two new central defenders on deadline day in Joachim Andersen and Tosin Adarabioyo.

The club struggled in their opening fixtures defensively, conceding 11 goals from their first four matches, and have moved again to bring in reinforcements to plug their frailties.

Are Fulham now overloaded in defence?

His arrival does now leave a surplus of defenders, with Tim Ream, Michael Hector, Maxime Le Marchand and Denis Odoi all options at the heart of defence.

It won’t be possible to offer game-time to all of them, so departures before Friday’s domestic deadline seem very likely.

Who else have Fulham signed since promotion?

Fulham have had a busy transfer window.

Scott Parker’s side completed late loan moves for Ademola Lookman, Joachim Andersen and Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Mario Lemina, Alphonse Areola and Ola Aina arrived on short-term deals earlier in the window. They have, meanwhile, completed permanent transfers for Anthony Knockaert, Antonee Robinson, Harrison Reed, Kenny Tete and Tosin Adarabioyo.

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