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Fulham Sign Five Players In Deadline Day Rush

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Newly promoted Premier League club Fulham emerged as the busiest side on deadline day after signing five players.

The Cottagers completed the transfers of Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Luciano Vietto, Joe Bryan and Sergio Rico.

The London club also turned out to be the busiest in the transfer window with 12 new faces.

Cameroon international midfielder Anguissa, 22, joined Fulham from last season’s UEFA Europa League (UEL) finalists Olympique Marseille in a £22.3m deal.

On his new career move, Anguissa, who has signed a five-year contract, said: “I’m delighted to have signed for Fulham.”

“This is a new chapter in my career and one I’m really looking forward to.

“I hope to bring my qualities to this new project. I like a challenge and I will give my very best to my team, the club and the supporters.” He concluded.

Dutch international defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 20, links up with the Cottagers on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United.

He spent last season on loan at fellow London side Crystal Palace.

On joining Fulham, Fosu-Mensah, who has made 21 appearances for the Red Devils, said: “Fulham has a lot of good players, and it’s good for my development to be here. I have a good feeling about the club. It has a nice history, it’s a nice club.

“I spoke to the manager [Slavisa Jokanovic] and he gave me a good feeling. I’m happy to be here and I want to keep progressing.” He added.

Argentine striker Luciano Vietto has also joined the club on a season-long loan.

He was signed from Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

Vietto started his career at Spanish outfit Villareal before moving to Atletico in the summer of 2015.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Valencia FC of Spain, scoring five goals in 19 appearances in all competitions.

Spanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico signs for Fulham on a season-long loan deal from Sevilla.

He made over 160 appearances for the Spanish La Liga outfit, winning the UEL in 2015.

“I’m very happy, really pleased to have signed for the oldest club in the Premier League,” said Rico.

“I’m excited to start training, to meet all my team-mates and, above all, to enjoy the season that starts this Saturday.” He added.

English defender Joe Bryan made 48 appearances for Bristol City in all competitions last season and also played in their Championship opener against Nottingham Forest, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

The 24-year-old left-back was close to joining English Championship side Aston Villa before he decided to switch to Fulham.

Speaking about his decision to move to the London club: “The opportunity to play in the Premier League is one you can’t turn down as you may never get it again in your lifetime.

“I’m used to playing fast attacking football, so hopefully I can slot right in.” He concluded.

Fulham start their league campaign at home to Crystal Palace in a London Derby clash on Saturday.

 

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